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English definition of “a narrow squeak”

a narrow squeak

UK informal
a success that was almost a failure: We caught the ferry but it was a narrow squeak.Success and achievementsHigher and lower points of achievementFailuresDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
(Definition of a narrow squeak from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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