close call


Synonyms and Antonyms of CLOSE CALL

a barely successful escape from something undesirable <the doctor said I'd had a close call, and was lucky to be alive>
Related Words squeaker
Phrases hairbreadth escape, narrow escape, near escape
Near Antonyms misfire


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