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close shave

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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a close shave

 and a close call
a narrow escape. (See also .) Wow, that was a close shave. I thought the guard would spot us. The speeding car passed only a few inches from us—a real close call.
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a close shave

If someone has a close shave, they very nearly have a bad accident or very nearly suffer a defeat. It was a close shave — if I hadn't been paying attention we could both have been flattened. McGregor had a close shave when a 7ft polar bear ran at him while he was filming a documentary about the animals in Canada. Gingrich had a close shave in the 1990 general election.
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close shave (or call)

a narrow escape from danger or disaster. informal
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close shave

and close call
n. a narrow escape. The car passed this close to us—a real close call. Man, that was a close call!
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The banking sector in Russia had a close shave with a potential crisis in November, just after the closure of Master Bank.
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With wet and dry technology, men can get a reliably close shave however they prefer--with gel or foam for extra skin protection, or dry for added convenience.
OVER 100 passengers of a Mumbai- Chennai Jet Airways flight had a close shave on Wednesday evening after one of its engines apparently failed after take- off.
There is mounting pressure on Staunton - midway through a four-year contract - after a disappointing campaign which also included a 5-2 thrashing in Nicosia and a close shave in San Marino.
His whole life has been one, long close shave, but none closer than the one he had Saturday.
It has triple blades for an extra close shave and built-in shaving solid for extra softness.
Jordan, 23, said he was excited to get involved as he'd loved the character since he first appeared in 1995 short film A Close Shave.
Shea Butter Beard Softener Pre-Shave Oil is formulated with shea butter oil and herbal extracts that soften hair and lift the beard for a luxuriously close shave.
Saturday's close shave by asteroid 2014 HL129 came just days after its discovery on Wednesday, April 28, by astronomers with the Mt.
She said after her very close shave on Saturday: "I actually quite like my new haircut.
Samantha, 28, who had her close shave at Tonic Therapies, said: "I decided to raise money for the appeal as my partner is Filipino and my son Jojo is half Filipino.
WHISKER it, but a Birmingham bar boss has had a very close shave - for a very worthy cause.