close shave

noun
\ ˈklōs- How to pronounce close shave (audio) , ˈklōsh- \

Definition of close shave

: a narrow escape

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Examples of close shave in a Sentence

I've had a few close shaves in my lifetime, but this one was the scariest. the passengers in the jeep had a close shave when a mine exploded just a few yards away
Recent Examples on the Web Braun's Electric Series 3 Razor with Precision Trimmer contains three shaving elements that work together to gently give you a super close shave. Sarah Hoffmann, Allure, 10 July 2022 This shaving oil has a formula full of wholesome natural oils, ensuring maximum protection for your skin and a comfy, irritation-free close shave. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 May 2022 Hybrid Electric Trimmer and Shaver to get that superstar-like super-close shave. Cristina Montemayor, Men's Health, 24 May 2022 The result is a luxurious formula that preps skin for a close shave, all while preventing irritation. Rolling Stone, 20 May 2022 After Shave is expertly crafted to soothe the skin and ease any scrapes or stings that can result from a close shave. The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2022 Cartridge Razors Cartridge razors' blades are located inside a disposable cartridge, where there can be two to six blades tightly spaced for a quick, close shave, says Dr. Ilyas. Isadora Baum, Allure, 5 May 2022 The point of the Gillette ad was that their shaving cream gave you an incredibly close shave, so naturally that's where my mind went while watching this week's episode of Survivor 42. Dalton Ross, EW.com, 7 Apr. 2022 This is because face washes tend to be thinner, are less likely to lather up, and certain ones contain exfoliating beads that can make getting a close shave quite the feat. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of close shave

1834, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of close shave was in 1834

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Last Updated

15 Jul 2022

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“Close shave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/close%20shave. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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