within a hair of (something)(redirected from within a hair of it)
within a hair of (something)
Extremely close to doing, achieving, or obtaining something, typically having failed by a very narrow margin. I came within a hair of winning that race, but I guess I'll have to settle for second place. They were within a hair of defeat when the quarterback threw a Hail Mary for a last-second touchdown. Crude oil prices came within a hair of $80 a barrel on Friday, threatening to plunge markets around the globe further into recession.
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- within an ace of
- within an ace of (doing) (something)
- within an ace of doing something
- within an ace of something
- within an ace of something/of doing something
- within a hair's breadth of (something)
- be out for (something)
- out for, be
- in (something) for the long haul
- be, come, etc. within a whisker of something/of doing something