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What does close shave mean?


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close shave

Definition

If a situation is described as a close shave, it means that you came very close to a dangerous situation and you avoided it at the last minute.

Origin of the idiom


Literally, the phrase 'a close shave' refers to a shave in which the hair is cut very short. The meaning has been extended to have a figurative meaning that denotes a narrow escape.

Example(s)

I had a close shave yesterday. Someone almost knocked me off my bike.
What a close shave! They almost identified me.
I have had so many close shaves lately.
Mike's had three car accidents, plus a few other pretty close shaves.

This idiom is in the parts of the body category


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