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close shave

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noun \ˈklōs-, ˈklōsh-\

Definition of close shave

  1. :  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>



1834

First Known Use of close shave

1834


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