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    narrow escape

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind to help to me by interpretation of the following sentence?

    “They weren’t hurt, but they had a narrow escape.”

    I know the generally known meaning of the expression “narrow escape” namely “something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin” but I thing that there is another better interpretation as “ had a hard time to escape” or “they escaped with great difficulty”.

    Thank you for your efforts.



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    Re: narrow escape

    Close call.
    Barely made it.
    Came within inches of e.g., being caught, death.

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