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    Explanation of expression

    Hi there,

    I find hard to find the meaning of " whisker shy" and " on the rhetoric". Could anyone help me for that? Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Explanation of expression

    Neither expression is familiar to me. Could you tell us where you found them or give us some context?

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    Re: Explanation of expression

    If you're a whisker shy of something, you miss it by a very small distance or amount.

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