Meaning of “by a nose” in the English Dictionary

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"by a nose" in British English

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by a nose

If a person or animal wins a race or competition by a nose, he, she, or it wins it by very little:

It was a very exciting race. My horse won but only by a nose.

(Definition of “by a nose” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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