Definition of close call
: a narrow escape
Examples of close call in a sentence
We nearly didn't get out of the burning building. It was a pretty close call, let me tell you!
the doctor said I'd had a close call, and was lucky to be alive
First Known Use of close call
CLOSE CALL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of close call for English Language Learners
: an escape that was almost not successful
CLOSE CALL Defined for Kids
Definition of close call for Students
: a barely successful escape from a difficult or dangerous situation
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