close shave

as in narrow escape
a barely successful escape from something undesirable the passengers in the jeep had a close shave when a mine exploded just a few yards away

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“Close shave.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/close%20shave. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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