A close shave it was as Taylor rushed aft, clutched the wheel, and just in time got her head off the land.
Then we did the second one, though it was a close shave for the ditch.
But a close shave and a narrow escape were nothing new to the Spray.
"That was a close shave, Jack," the coast-guardsman who was at the helm said.
"That was a close shave for you, you little beggar," he said half aloud.
"It was a close shave, thanks to you," he said, repeating Philip's words.
"A close shave," thought De Vac, as he again took up the child and prepared to gain the dock.
It was a close shave, for I cut him unmercifully with a knife.
But it was a close shave, and the girl's hands trembled and for a minute she dropped her oar.
"That was a close shave, padre," observed the American, with a breath of relief.
A very narrow avoidance or evasion of some danger; squeaker (1834+)