at close quarters

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: from a short distance We were able to observe their behavior at close quarters.

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“At close quarters.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20close%20quarters. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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