dodge a/the bullet

Definition of dodge a/the bullet

chiefly US, informal

  1. :  to barely avoid being hit or affected by something harmful The island dodged a bullet when the hurricane turned south.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  an act of evading by sudden bodily movement

    :  an artful device to evade, deceive, or trick

    :  expedient

  1. :  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

  1. :  a round or elongated missile (as of lead) to be fired from a firearm

    :  cartridge

    :  something resembling a bullet (as in curved form)

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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