too close for comfort

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too close for comfort

1. So close as to cause worry because of being dangerous or unwelcome in some way. The way these planes fly so low over the house is just too close for comfort. My neighbors and I all feel that the new shopping center they're planning near our neighborhood is a little too close for comfort.
2. Too narrow a margin for error or deviation. Having only $20 in your bank account is far too close for comfort, if you ask me.
See also: close, comfort

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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Summary: Peter Andre's track "Call me a doctor" won't be released as a single as it's too close to home.
Peter Andre says the would-be first single from his new album won't be released as it's too close to home.
Right after the team brings up a brash but unbelievably talented rookie from Texas named Ron Kane, who throws 110-mph fastballs and is good enough with the bat to play regularly in the outfield between starts, there's a string of grizzly murders that's hitting too close to home.
Too Close to Home Days later, it hit me like a stiff jab to the chin because it struck so close to home.
Perry Hall Park, in Perry Barr, has a field set aside for model aircraft clubs, but residents bordering the park say they are flying too close to homes and they are fed up of the constant noise at weekends.
The club has made a commitment not to fly too close to homes but say there is an issue with rogue flyers.