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close shaves

noun
plural of close shave

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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 shaves.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/close%20shaves. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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