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come within a whisker of (doing) sth

If you come within a whisker of doing something, you ​almost do it or it ​almosthappens to you: Twice now she had come within a whisker of ​death.
(Definition of come within a whisker of (doing) sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “come within a whisker of (doing) sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 差一点就做…, …差一点就发生了…
in Chinese (Traditional) 差一點就做…, …差一點就發生了…
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