dodge a/the bullet
Definition of dodge a/the bullet
chiefly US, informal
: to barely avoid being hit or affected by something harmful The island dodged a bullet when the hurricane turned south.
Word by Word Definitions
: an act of evading by sudden bodily movement
: an artful device to evade, deceive, or trick
: to move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course
: to make a sudden movement in a new direction (as to evade a blow)
: to evade a responsibility or duty especially by trickery or deceit
: a round or elongated missile (as of lead) to be fired from a firearm
: something resembling a bullet (as in curved form)
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