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

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“Near miss.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/near%20miss. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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