One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Dangerously or uncomfortably near.‘he sat on the edge of the bed, far too close for comfort’figurative ‘an issue being discussed with a sufferer may be too close for comfort to the counsellor's personal experience’
- ‘After some time, the snakes were getting too close for comfort and a couple of the village men frightened them off using long sticks with red cloth tied at one end.’
- ‘She shifted away from him when he sat on the bed next to her, a little too close for comfort.’
- ‘More and more we are witnessing hurricanes passing this way, too close for comfort.’
- ‘I absolutely refused to go anywhere near the wild dogs - they seemed way too close for comfort.’
- ‘That was too close for comfort - he had almost given himself away.’
- ‘Instead, he inched closer, too close for comfort.’
- ‘All he did was take one step, and suddenly, he was too close for comfort.’
- ‘He had sent me to get a bone scan and it was showing that I had significant bone loss - not quite osteoporosis - but too close for comfort.’
- ‘Inside you must know it was too close for comfort.’
- ‘This was too close for comfort for all of us involved.’
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