a hair's breadth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “a hair's breadth” in the English Dictionary

"a hair's breadth" in British English

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a hair's breadth

a very ​smalldistance or ​amount: His ​finger was within a hair's ​breadth oftouching the ​alarm. She came within a hair's ​breadth of ​losing her ​life (= she ​nearlydied).
(Definition of a hair's breadth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “a hair's breadth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 极短的距离,毫厘之差, 细微的量…
in Chinese (Traditional) 極短的距離,毫釐之差, 細微的量…
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