informal Extremely close or near to doing, achieving, or suffering something: Jarvis came within a whisker of winning the game
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of within a whisker of in:
- The US English dictionary