variants: or chiefly British cut it fine
Definition of cut it close
: to almost not be able to do something : to almost fail, lose, etc. They ended up winning the game, but they really cut it close at the end It's cutting it a bit fine to get to the station at 9:45 when the train leaves at 9:50!
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