another coat of paint

another coat of paint

An extremely slim or narrow margin. I managed to avoid the swerving car, but another coat of paint, and it would have hit me!
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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.”
See also: another, coat, of, paint
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The pebbles may need another coat of paint (this will depend on the natural colour of the pebble).
for good measure : as something added or extra <We gave the wall another coat of paint for good measure.