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English definition of “a hair's breadth”

a hair's breadth

a very small distance or amount: His finger was within a hair's breadth of touching the alarm. She came within a hair's breadth of losing her life (= she nearly died).Closeness in distance and timeAbout to happen
(Definition of a hair's breadth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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