Close-shave definition

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A narrow escape; a close call.
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(informal) A narrow escape from danger.
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A shave that is very short or near the skin.

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

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(idiomatic) 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.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
close-shave
Plural:
close-shaves