Definition of narrow squeak in English:

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narrow squeak

noun

[in singular] British informal
An escape or victory that is narrowly achieved: Hunt’s championship was a narrow squeak, achieved in a car that was far from perfect
More example sentences
  • I had some narrow squeaks and exciting experiences which help to make our little trip interesting.
  • ‘Well, old man,’ I said, ‘you've had a narrow squeak, but we've pulled you through.’
  • At nineteen after a few narrow squeaks with motor bikes, I was well into car driving.

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