close shave


Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Wikipedia.

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
References in classic literature ?
"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.
It was a close shave. Then there was my old enemy, the hyena.
I think that we have had a close shave ourselves of being arrested for the crime."
"Close shave," said Captain Anthony in an indifferent voice just raised enough to be heard in the wind.
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.
A CLOSE SHAVE GIVE yourself the barbers' treatment in your own bathroom with the softening wet towel from Ramer, RRP PS5.99.
Summary: Kozhikode (Kerala) [India], July 1 (ANI): An Air India flight rom Dammam had a close shave as it had a 'tail tip' after landing here on Monday morning.
Summary: Air India's flight had a close shave, and thankfully all 136 passengers on board were unhurt.
The great value gifts includes everything your Dad needs for an expert close shave - here's a breakdown of all the luxe products that are included in each gift bundle.
The reality TV beauties, who met on last year's series of the ITV2 dating show, headed to Tiki bar and club Mahiki on Saturday night - and as they got into the party spirit bubbly Amber appeared to have a close shave with a bottle of fizz adorned with sparklers.