close call


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close call

 (klōs)
n. Informal
An outcome in which a bad result is narrowly averted.

close call

(kləʊs)
n
another expression for close shave

close′ call′

(kloʊs)
n.
a narrow escape from danger or trouble.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.close call - something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow marginclose call - something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
accomplishment, achievement - the action of accomplishing something
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Close behind him were two more--fifty yards perhaps--but the distance gave me time to snatch up the dead guardsman's shield, for the close call his hatchet had just given me had borne in upon me the urgent need I had for one.
Now we are safe," I said, "but it was a close call -- so to speak.
You had a close call tonight, Rokoff; do not tempt fate a second time.
To close it and to have the pump started that would empty it were the work of but a minute; but we had had a close call.
Twas a close call for the old Tryapsic I'm tellun' ye.
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You can learn from a close call, because nothing bad happened.
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