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mighty nigh

colloquial, old-fashioned Very close to; almost; nearly. Hey, don't feel bad that you're still single—shoot, I was mighty nigh 40 by the time I met my wife! I heard it's going to be mighty nigh 100 degrees on Saturday. She was mighty nigh frozen to death by the time we fished her out of that lake.
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might nigh

colloquial, old-fashioned Very close to; almost; nearly. Hey, don't feel bad that you're still single—shoot, I was might nigh 40 by the time I met my wife! I heard it's going to be might nigh 100 degrees on Saturday. She was might nigh frozen to death by the time we fished her out of that lake.
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might(y) nigh

Rur. very nearly. We mighty nigh lost Mary that time she fell through the ice in the river. That was might nigh the worst night of my life.
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My time must be nigh at hand now, for I be aud, and a hundred years is too much for any man to expect.
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HE'S unashamedly blue collar no-nonsense rock'n'roll but Thorogood and his Destroyers have been playing to packed houses for nigh on 30 years now.
It is nigh on impossible to estimate going conditions at the Essex track these days, but in rating Killeacle Phoebe on the 127 mark she is considered to have improved almost three lengths on her previous best eight-bend rating of 104, credited when scoring a 46.
McVeigh would now consider appealing against his execution order, his lawyer Rob Nigh, told reporters outside the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.
It is nigh on impossible to get a baby in a car seat out of a car parked in a standard sized parking space without damaging the car next to you.
But when we have a gentleman wearing a nigh tie and a shower cap, criticising two organisations that are trying to promote Wales, it only highlights how narrow-minded some people can be.
Forget rows over cash, which channel it's on and the merit of Mark James' wild cards, sit back and enjoy today's opening salvo, nigh on 12 hours of what is unquestionably the best sporting event in the world.
ROVERS' young strike force did more than enough to suggest that the end is nigh for the club's two most high-profile stars.
Doctors last nigh said the boy's condition was "very serious".
The political question, as 1996 grew nigh, was this: Would the American electorate remember Bill Clinton as the last liberal - as a funny fat boy, a dysfunctional ditherer?