Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Chinese (Traditional) translation of “a narrow squeak”

See all translations

a narrow squeak

UK informal
a success that was almost a failure
險勝,僥倖成功
We caught the ferry but it was a narrow squeak.
我們險些沒趕上度船。
Success and achievementsHigher and lower points of achievementFailuresDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
Translations of “a narrow squeak”
in Chinese (Simplified) 险胜,侥幸成功…
(Definition of a narrow squeak from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “a narrow squeak” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

guru

a religious leader or teacher in the Hindu or Sikh religion

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More