by a whisker

by a whisker

By an extremely short or slim margin (of distance, time, or another measure). They're just about to close the gates! It looks like we made the flight by a whisker. The race was neck and neck till the very end, but Sally won it by a whisker.
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by a whisker

by a very small amount Last time she raced against the Brazilian she won by a whisker. He missed the goal by a whisker.
See also: whisker