close shave


close shave

noun \ˈklōs-, ˈklōsh-\

Definition of CLOSE SHAVE

:  a narrow escape

Examples of CLOSE SHAVE

  1. I've had a few close shaves in my lifetime, but this one was the scariest.
  2. <the passengers in the jeep had a close shave when a mine exploded just a few yards away>

First Known Use of CLOSE SHAVE

1834

Related to CLOSE SHAVE

Synonyms
close call, near miss

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