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close shave

[ klohs ]
/ kloʊs /
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noun Informal.

a narrow escape from serious danger or trouble:We weren't hit when the truck swerved at us, but it was a close shave.

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Origin of close shave

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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British Dictionary definitions for close shave

close shave
/ (kləʊs) /

noun

informal a narrow escape
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Idioms and Phrases with close shave

close shave

see close call.

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