another coat of paint

another coat of paint

The narrowest of margins. The phrase was used in such instances as a ballplayer's commenting that “that pitch came awfully close,” to which the batter replied, “Yeah, another coat of paint, and I'd have been a goner.”
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The pebbles may need another coat of paint (this will depend on the natural colour of the pebble).