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    #1

    by not much

    Can one say:
    1-The bullet missed me by not much.
    2-The bullet missed me by not two inches.

    Maybe in "2", "not even two inches" would be better.

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    #2

    Re: by not much

    I'd say

    1. The bullet missed me but not by much.

    2. The bullet missed me by less than two inches.

    Rover

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