close one


: an escape that was almost not successful
That was a close one.

Examples of close one in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cinematography captures just how intimate a town of eleven looks, how close one property sits to another. Chris Vognar, Rolling Stone, 8 Oct. 2023 The Titans are overachievers, but give Baltimore the edge in a close one. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2023 By Camille Baker Robert Hanssen, F.B.I. Agent Exposed as Spy for Moscow, Dies at 79 Mr. Hanssen was sentenced to life in prison in 2002, bringing to a close one of the most lurid and damaging espionage cases in American history. Eric Schmitt Julian E. Barnes Madeleine Ngo David Yaffe-Bellany, New York Times, 7 June 2023 The remaining lanes were expected to reopen later Wednesday night, though more work on the gas line will close one lane on Thursday morning, Sachs said. Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 30 Aug. 2023 Disneyland was open, though the theme park did announce its Anaheim parks would close one hour earlier. Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 21 Aug. 2023 The announcement of the verdict did, at least temporarily, bring to a close one question that had loomed over the congregations for years. Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, New York Times, 2 Aug. 2023 Coaster enthusiasts weep: a Louisville theme park has decided to close one of its roller coasters after nearly 30 years of operation. Rae Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 30 Apr. 2023 Santa Margarita 2, Mater Dei 1: The Eagles won another close one against the Monarchs to expand their lead in the Trinity League. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Close one.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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