close shave

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Synonyms for close shave

something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin

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She said: "I certainly had a close shave ten years ago when the doctors thought I would never walk again.
Park began writing Trouble At Mill with Bob Baker, who collaborated on The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave, two months ago.
Dentist Deep Somal had a close shave ( all in a good cause.
Aardman Animations' eponymous double act face a voyage to the moon, a nefarious penguin and sheep rustlers in A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave, plus a featurette on the birth of the phenomenal duo.
The film is the first big screen outing after the acclaimed shorts A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave.
Despite all the products that have appeared on the market (pearl-handled razors for EUR400, badger bristle brushes for EUR200) men are apparently only interested in two things; a close shave very quickly.
A STUDENT from a Solihull college had a close shave - all in the name of charity.
Violet Sainty had a close shave - but it was all for a good cause.
The Anglesey trio had a close shave after misreading a street map while taking part in the run.
Boss Ian Atkins (left) knew his boys needed Lincoln to lose at home to Torquay to overhaul them on goal difference and land the final play-off place - but despite a close shave, Lincoln made their place safe late on.
And some of the men don't like it, complaining it irritates their skin or simply isn't as good as a close shave.
With wet and dry technology, men can get a reliably close shave however they prefer - with gel or foam for extra skin protection, or dry for added convenience.
JESSIE J may have had a close shave but she's all white now.
His shorts featuring Wallace, an eccentric inventor, and his faithful canine companion Gromit have captured a pair of Academy Awards, most recently the 1996 winner, "A Close Shave.
Get a close shave with the new range of men's grooming products at Marks & Spencer.