within a whisker of

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of within a whisker of

:very close to
  • She came within a whisker of getting fired.

Word by Word Definitions

whisker play
  1. : a hair of the beard

  2. : mustache

  3. : the part of the beard growing on the sides of the face or on the chin


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