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close call

noun [C] uk   /ˌkləʊsˈkɔːl/ us    /ˌkloʊsˈkɑːl/
a situation in which something bad, unpleasant, or dangerous almost happens, but you manage to avoid it: It was a close call for residents when a tornado swept through just west of the town. Getting to the airport on time was a close call.
Translations of “close call”
in Chinese (Traditional) 僥倖脫險…
in Chinese (Simplified) 侥幸脱险…
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