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a close/near thing

UK (US also UK a close call)
something ​bad that ​almosthappened: The ​car just ​missed the ​child but it was a very ​close thing.
(Definition of a close/near thing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “a close/near thing”
in Chinese (Simplified) 几乎发生的事…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幾乎發生的事…
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