by inches Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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by inches

very ​closely or only just: The ​carskidded and I ​avoided the ​dog by ​inches (= I very ​nearlyhit the ​dog).
(Definition of by inches from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “by inches”
in Chinese (Simplified) 差一点儿, 几乎…
in Chinese (Traditional) 差一點, 幾乎…
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