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within an inch of

Definition of within an inch of

  1. :  almost to the point of (something) <She came within an inch of death/dying.> If someone is within an inch of one's life then the person is nearly to the point of dying.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a small amount, distance, or degree

    :  stature, height

    :  a fall (as of rain or snow) sufficient to cover a surface or to fill a gauge to the depth of one inch

  1. :  to move by small degrees :  progress slowly

    :  to cause to move slowly

  1. :  island

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