cut it close

idiom
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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“Cut it close.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cut%20it%20close. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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