near thing Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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near thingnoun [S]

uk   us   UK
a ​situation in which you ​almostfailed to ​achieve something and only just ​succeeded: We ​beat them but it was a near thing.
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(Definition of near thing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “near thing”
in Chinese (Simplified) 险胜,侥幸取胜…
in Chinese (Traditional) 險勝,僥倖取勝…
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