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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A narrow escape; a close call.

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  • n. A shave that is very short or near the skin.
  • n. A near accident or mishap; a dangerous or risky encounter or incident.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin

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