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near thing

noun [S] uk   UK us  
a situation in which you almost failed to achieve something and only just succeeded: We beat them but it was a near thing.
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Translations of “near thing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 險勝,僥倖取勝…
in Chinese (Simplified) 险胜,侥幸取胜…
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