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  1. Beny's Avatar

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    A close shave

    Once we read an article called 'A close shave'. Our teacher told us what it means but I don`t know how to use it...in sentences... For example..how can I express that ' he nearly died' there was a close shave???I don`t think it`s right.
    Can anyone help?

    thanx much;)

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    Re: A close shave

    Quote Originally Posted by Beny View Post
    Once we read an article called 'A close shave'. Our teacher told us what it means but I don`t know how to use it...in sentences... For example..how can I express that ' he nearly died' there was a close shave???I don`t think it`s right.
    Can anyone help?

    thanx much;)
    "Close shave" has two meanings:
    1. I need a close shave (using a razor)
    2. Most of them were killed but we had a close shave.

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    Smile Re: A close shave

    Quote Originally Posted by Beny View Post
    Once we read an article called 'A close shave'. Our teacher told us what it means but I don`t know how to use it...in sentences... For example..how can I express that ' he nearly died' there was a close shave???I don`t think it`s right.
    Can anyone help?

    thanx much;)
    The expression is likely to be used like this:
    A: That was a close shave. We passed by there just before lightning hit the tree and the tree fell onto the road.
    B: Yeah, that was a close shave. We might have been killed.

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    Re: A close shave

    any differences between a close call with a close shave then?

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    Re: A close shave

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    any differences between a close call with a close shave then?
    They are similar in that both of them refer to narrow escape:
    It was a close call we we didn't hit the sharp edge.
    Last edited by Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim; 19-Nov-2006 at 20:31.

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    Re: A close shave

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim View Post
    "Close shave" has two meanings:
    1. I need a close shave (using a razor)
    2. Most of them were killed but we had a close shave.
    To Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim

    Thank you!
    Now I know how to use it..

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    Re: A close shave

    And thanx also to RonBee ;)

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