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within a whisker of

Definition of within a whisker of in English:

informal Extremely close or near to doing, achieving, or suffering something: Jarvis came within a whisker of winning the game
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  • As the center's initial three-year grant drew to a close, CTFA came within a whisker of pulling its support.
  • As a result of those finds, Cairn's shares have risen in steady steps from £4 to within a whisker of £15 today.
  • He said the SRA wanted to scrap the route to shave a couple of minutes off the Manchester to London journey time, bringing it within a whisker of two hours.
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