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close call

noun

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a barely successful escape from something undesirable
  • the doctor said I'd had a close call, and was lucky to be alive

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The first known use of close call was in 1881

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“Close call.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/close%20call. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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