too close for comfort


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too close for comfort

Cliché [for a misfortune or a threat] to be dangerously close. That car nearly hit me! That was too close for comfort. When I was in the hospital, I nearly died from pneumonia. Believe me, that was too close for comfort.
See also: close, comfort

too close for comfort

worrying because of a possible direct effect on you When people start saying our local elections are corrupt, that's a little too close for comfort.
Related vocabulary: close to home
See also: close, comfort

too close for comfort

Also, too close to home. Dangerously nearby or accurate, as in That last shot was too close for comfort, or Their attacks on the speaker hit too close to home, and he left in a huff.
See also: close, comfort
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