close on

idiom (1)

Definition of close on

 (Entry 1 of 2)

British
: almost or nearly : close to We walked for close on five miles.

close on

idiom (2)

Definition of close on (Entry 2 of 2)

US
: to formally and legally agree to and complete (an important financial arrangement, such as the purchase of a house) We're going to close on our house next Friday. They closed on the deal.

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“Close on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/close%20on. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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