One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Almost achieve or do.‘he came close to calling the Prime Minister a liar’
- ‘However their forwards kept plugging away with Michael Long and Brian Carbury coming close to scoring on at least two occasions.’
- ‘Of course she knew where he was now, knew that he had come close to achieving his lofty goals, and she honoured him for that.’
- ‘They pressed forward in search of an equalizer, coming close on one occasion.’
- ‘Whether he can come close to achieving as a manager what he achieved as a player remains to be seen.’
- ‘The now ageing boat took a heavy battering struggling into head winds in the Red Sea, and, after coming close to foundering, limped into an Egyptian marina.’
- ‘The battle for a place in the final roared on like a blazing furnace with both teams coming close to breaking the deadlock.’
- ‘It doesn't come close to achieving that target.’
- ‘Alexander was the first to dream of world domination and to come close to achieving it.’
- ‘To date, almost a month later, his colleagues do not even have a suspect, never mind coming close to making an arrest.’
- ‘George Orwell nearly killed himself and half his family in its whirlpool, coming close to depriving the world of his last book, 1984.’
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