come close

idiom

1
: to almost do something
We didn't win, but we came close.
often + to
The band came very close to breaking up.We came close to winning the championship this season.
2
: to be similar to something or as good as expected
She said they taste just like real hot dogs, but they don't even come close (to the real thing).

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“Come close.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20close. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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