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English definition of “be too close for comfort”

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be too close for comfort

humorous
to be so close to you that you feel worried or frightened: His mother lives in the next street to us, which is a little too close for comfort.
Translations of “be too close for comfort”
in Chinese (Traditional) 近得令人擔心, 近得令人害怕…
in Chinese (Simplified) 近得令人担心, 近得令人害怕…
(Definition of be too close for comfort from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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