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Meaning of “come within an inch of sth” in the English Dictionary

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come within an inch of sth

to very ​nearly do something, ​especially something ​dangerous or ​exciting: I came within an inch of ​losing my ​life on the ​rocks below.
(Definition of come within an inch of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “come within an inch of sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 距(尤指危险或令人激动之事)仅差一点儿…
in Chinese (Traditional) 距(尤指危險或令人激動之事)僅差一點…
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