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Very close to; on the verge of:‘laughter was only a heartbeat from tears’
- ‘By embarrassing the Vice-President you are a heartbeat away from providing aid and comfort to our enemies.’
- ‘Three teenaged boys; one was tightrope-stepping along the balustrade, smoking a cigarette, a heartbeat from the long spill.’
- ‘America, you have to ask yourself… is this man ready to be a heartbeat away from the button?’
- ‘If not, would the popular VP of eight years run as a Republican and oppose the party that had put him a heartbeat away from the Presidency?’
- ‘And, like the Jets, they were lucky to have won last week, when Seattle was a heartbeat away from sending the game into OT.’
- ‘His threshold challenge tonight is to convince the American people that he is prepared to be a heartbeat away from the presidency.’
- ‘Why would he be qualified to be a heartbeat away from the president?’
- ‘I think because I often felt quite dark and brooding may have had a little to do with it, or possibly because it was only a heartbeat from Christmas, even when days lasted as long as they did.’
- ‘He can still flip that switch between tough and sweet whenever he likes, moving in a heartbeat from the charm of a soft-spoken choirboy to a teeth-clenched icy grill that would make you throw your wallet at him in fear.’
- ‘In scenes in which a man, begging for his job, clutches the ankle of his golf-playing boss, the mood is barely a heartbeat away from unbearable melodrama.’
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