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near missnarrowly avoided accidentRate it:

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drawing nearapproachingRate it:

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near postThe goalpost nearest from where a cross is made.Rate it:

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near the knuckleRisqué, sexual, suggestive of impropriety..Rate it:

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a miss is as good as a mileA failure remains a failure, regardless of how close to success one has actually come.Rate it:

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blink-and-you-miss-itBarely visible because gone too quickly.Rate it:

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give something a missTo forego something.Rate it:

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miss outTo miss an experience or lose an opportunity, etc. that should not be missed.Rate it:

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Miss RightA perfect, ideal or suitable female mate or wife.Rate it:

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miss the boatTo fail to take advantage of an opportunity; to overlook or be too late to pursue an option or course of action.Rate it:

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miss the boatTo miss out (on something); to be ignorant (of something).Rate it:

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miss the markTo fail to hit the target.Rate it:

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miss the markTo fail to reach the result that was intended.Rate it:

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miss the pointTo fail to grasp the meaning of an utterance.Rate it:

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absence makes the heart grow fonderWhen someone or something is faraway, you realise how much you love (or miss) them or it.Rate it:

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almost doesn't countNear success (or correctness) is not deemed success (or correctness).Rate it:

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nine livesDurability; near immunity to damage.Rate it:

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close in onTo near a goal or completion.Rate it:

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come byTo come near to; to pass.Rate it:

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nearly never bulled a cow(Irish) Near enough is not good enough.Rate it:

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one who hesitates is lostA person who spends too much time contemplating what to do may miss a valuable but fleeting opportunity.Rate it:

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at handNear; soon; approaching; imminent.Rate it:

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at the feet ofUsed other than as an idiom: Situated near the feet of.Rate it:

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bug outMiss school, play truant, play hooky.Rate it:

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castle in the airA visionary project or scheme; a day-dream; an idle fancy; a pipe dream; any plan, desire, or idea that is unlikely to be ever realized; a near impossibility.Rate it:

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cherry pickTo position oneself near the opponent's goal to attempt to receive an errant or intentional pass for an easy score, as in basketball or versions of soccer where offsides are not enforced.Rate it:

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close in onTo catch up with in a chase; to near the end of a pursuit.Rate it:

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close shaveA near accident or mishap; a dangerous or risky encounter or incident.Rate it:

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close shaveA shave that is very short or near the skin.Rate it:

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close to the windNear a limit of feasibility or compliance with law or morality.Rate it:

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close to the windNear a limit of feasibility or compliance with law or morality.Rate it:

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cough upTo lose a competition by one's own mistakes, usually near the end of the contest.Rate it:

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dust off a batterfor a pitcher to throw a pitch at or near the batter, typically to frighten the batter or to have him stand farther away from home plate.Rate it:

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evil twinA rogue wireless access point installed near a legitimate one for purposes of eavesdropping or phishing.Rate it:

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fall at the last hurdleTo fail near the end of something.Rate it:

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forewarned is forearmedAdvance awareness of a situation, especially a risky one, prepares one to deal with it.1863, Charles Reade, Hard Cash, ch. 4:[W]hatever a young gentleman of that age says to you, he says to many other ladies; but your experience is not equal to your sense; so profit by mine . . . forewarned is forearmed.1885, G. A. Henty, Saint George for England, ch. 4:Sometimes, they say, it is wiser to remain in ignorance; at other times forewarned is forearmed.circa 1903, Lucy Maud Montgomery, "Why Mr. Cropper Changed His Mind":"Well, Miss Maxwell, I think it only fair to tell you that you may have trouble with those boys when they do come. Forewarned is forearmed, you know."Rate it:

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have the biscuitTo be of no further use; to be near death.Rate it:

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head scratcherJuly 2002, Fox News - Attorney: Williams' Kids Near Compromise About Father's Remains.Rate it:

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in the offingNearby, soon to come, in the near future.Rate it:

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in the woodsIn critical condition; near death's door.Rate it:

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Mexican standoffA near-collision between two trains, an averted cornfield meet.Rate it:

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off the radarUnlikely to happen, or be important in the near future or tending to escape detection or attention.Rate it:

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on the radarLikely to happen, or be important in the near future or tending to attract attention.Rate it:

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on the vergeVery near or close.Rate it:

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outer coreThe hot liquid material found near the centre of some planets, distinct from the solid inner core.(geology) The part of the Earth between the mantle and inner core, responsible for generating the planet's magnetic field.Rate it:

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over the hills and far awayfar away, not near.Rate it:

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pipe dreamA plan, desire, or idea that will not likely work; a near impossibility.Rate it:

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play hookyTo miss school, work, or other duties without permission or an excuse.Rate it:

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reach an early graveTo resign near the start for good.Rate it:

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RSNReal soon now; describing something that will be available in the near future, but often skeptically. Frequently used to mean "Whenever", "Soon, possibly never" or "don't hold your breath".Rate it:

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