Definition of close to or close on in English:

close to (or close on)

(Of an amount) almost; very nearly: he spent close to 30 years in jail
More example sentences
  • When you add up both candidates' programmes, they amount to close on $3 trillion each.
  • It made the Mughal army supremely powerful and effective for close on 150 years.
  • Before the end of the weekend it is estimated that he lost close to a million pounds in deals.
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