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A narrow escape from or avoidance of a situation, often an unfavorable or dangerous one. I had a close shave this morning when a tractor trailer unexpectedly swerved into my lane.
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close shaveand close call
n. a narrow escape. The car passed this close to us—a real close call. Man, that was a close call!