perilously close to

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Definition of perilously close to

somewhat formal
: at or to a point where one is in great danger of (something happening) The company was perilously close to bankruptcy. She came perilously close to drowning.

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“Perilously close to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perilously%20close%20to. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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