One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A situation in which an accident or other unfortunate incident is only just avoided.‘passengers had a narrow escape when a mid-air collision was averted after an air force fighter jet came dangerously close’
- ‘I had a narrow escape from losing my car keys into a full bin; thankfully, I realised at the last minute before letting go!’
- ‘They quickly realized the trap laid for them and their narrow escape from death.’
- ‘I contemplated my narrow escape from a career I had no heart for.’
- ‘A local man had a narrow escape from serious injury when the tractor he was driving was in collision with a lorry.’
- ‘A young nurse had a narrow escape from the horrific bomb when she left the area of the blast just 25 minutes before the explosion.’
- ‘I had a narrow escape when a land mine exploded 50 yards from where we had been stood.’
- ‘He was so chastened by his narrow escape from drowning that he never again went to sea in a small boat.’
- ‘After several run-ins with the police, and many narrow escapes, she was able to flee to England with her life intact.’
- ‘The sales consultant said the reality of his narrow escape only sunk in the day after the blast.’
- ‘One person got up when he heard a commotion, and had a narrow escape when the window blew in and a large shard of glass went through his just-vacated seat.’
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