close shave


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close shave

 (klōs)
n. Informal
A narrow escape; a close call.

close shave

(kləʊs)
n
informal a narrow escape

close′ shave′

(kloʊs)
n.
Informal.
a narrow escape from serious danger or trouble.
[1825–35, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.close shave - something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow marginclose shave - something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
accomplishment, achievement - the action of accomplishing something
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A close shave," thought De Vac, as he again took up the child and prepared to gain the dock.
You're doing well, my friend," he said to the fellow with the bandaged head, "and if ever any person had a close shave, it was you; your head must be as hard as iron.
I think that we have had a close shave ourselves of being arrested for the crime.
This made him more evil-looking than ever, and when he glared viciously at me I remembered with a shiver the close shave I had had with him at the time of his previous arrest.
I say, old man, that was a close shave," said the manager, pawing him over to see if he had been hit.
Close Shave Barbershop Chorus are taking to the stage at Paisley Methodist Church on March 9 at 7.
The Jessica Harrington-trained Close Shave, which travelled sweetly before needing to be strongly ridden by Barry Geraghty to beat Ballela Boy and Inis Meain at Fairyhouse last time, may defy top-weight in the Friends Of Naas RFC Handicap Chase.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Sept 27 (ANI): It was a close shave for a SpiceJet flight operating between Kabul-Delhi when several rockets were fired close to Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul as the boarding of the flight was almost complete at the time when incident took place.
Close shave COME along to Trefnant Village Hall on Saturday September 9, at 7.
ONE OF Heather Watson's coaches faces a close shave if she reaches the second week of Wimbledon.
They are frequently diecast in zinc alloys with chrome-plated surfaces, allowing for a durable razor and close shave