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    narrow escape

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?

    "That was a narrow escape," said Alice a good deal frightened at the sudden change, but very glad to find herself still in existence. (Carroll’s “Allice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, chapter II)

    narrow escape = hairbreadth escape = to escape by the skin of one’s teeth

    enough and to spare = more than enough

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: narrow escape

    Correct.

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