come close

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Definition of come close

1 : to almost do something We didn't win, but we came close. often + toThe 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 24 Sep. 2020.

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