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a narrow squeak

UK informal
a success that was almost a failure: We caught the ferry but it was a narrow squeak.
Translations of “a narrow squeak”
in Chinese (Traditional) 險勝,僥倖成功…
in Chinese (Simplified) 险胜,侥幸成功…
(Definition of a narrow squeak from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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