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cheat death

literary
to succeed in staying alive in an extremely dangerous situation: As a racing driver, he was involved in many serious crashes and had cheated death on several occasions.
Translations of “cheat death”
in Chinese (Traditional) 死裡逃生,倖免於難,逃出鬼門關…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逃脱死亡,死里逃生…
(Definition of cheat death from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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