hair's breadth


: a very small distance or amount : very close
He came within a hair's breadth of winning the race.
often used before another noun
a hairbreadth escape

Examples of hair's breadth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Size Apple and Google's tablets are within a hair's breadth of each other in size and weight. Will Greenwald, PCMAG, 11 May 2023 Android wins this first-ever award for the best mobile OS for work in Canada, but only by a hair's breadth. Eric Griffith, PCMAG, 31 Mar. 2023

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“Hair's breadth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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