close shave

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A near accident or mishap; a dangerous or risky encounter or incident

I had a close shave with somebody who pulled out in front of me on the road, but I swerved and managed not to hit him.

A shave that is very short or near the skin

He used a new razor blade for a good, close shave.

miraculous escape, narrow escape from serious danger or trouble, near disaster, near miss
something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
A narrow escape; a close call
close shaves
plural form of close shave
close shave

    Türkische aussprache

    klōs şeyv


    /ˈklōs ˈsʜāv/ /ˈkloʊs ˈʃeɪv/


    [ 'klOz ] (verb.) 13th century. Middle English, from Old French clos-, stem of clore, from Latin claudere to shut, close; perhaps akin to Greek kleiein to close; more at CLAVICLE.

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