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"close call" in British English

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close callnoun [C]

uk   /ˌkləʊsˈkɔːl/  us   /ˌkloʊsˈkɑːl/
(Definition of close call from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"close call" in American English

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close call

(also close shave) something ​bad that ​almosthappened: We ​almost got ​hit by another ​cardriving over here – it was really a close call.
(Definition of close call from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “close call”
in Chinese (Simplified) 侥幸脱险…
in Chinese (Traditional) 僥倖脫險…
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