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near miss

noun

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a barely successful escape from something undesirable
  • a near miss with death prompted him to give up skydiving

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The first known use of near miss was in 1940

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“Near miss.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/near%20miss. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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