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English definition of “a close/near thing”

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a close/near thing

UK ( US also UK a close call)
something bad that almost happened: The car just missed the child but it was a very close thing.
Translations of “a close/near thing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 幾乎發生的事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 几乎发生的事…
(Definition of a close/near thing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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