Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

close shave

[klohs]
See more synonyms for close shave on Thesaurus.com
noun Informal.
  1. a narrow escape from serious danger or trouble: We weren't hit when the truck swerved at us, but it was a close shave.
Show More

Origin of close shave

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for close shave

close shave

noun
  1. informal a narrow escape
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with close shave

close shave

see close call.

Show More
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.