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English definition of “come within an inch of sth”

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come within an inch of sth

to very nearly do something, especially something dangerous or exciting: I came within an inch of losing my life on the rocks below.
Translations of “come within an inch of sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 距(尤指危險或令人激動之事)僅差一點…
in Chinese (Simplified) 距(尤指危险或令人激动之事)仅差一点儿…
(Definition of come within an inch of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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