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hair's breadth

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhair's breadthˈhair’s breadth noun [singular]  SMALLa very small amount or distance The bullet missed me by a hair’s breadth.
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hair's breadthHair's breadth majorities are not enough.In the United States citizens got one government rather than another by a hair's breadth.I came within a hair's breadth of losing my life.Their stories appear to rupture time, bringing them within a hair's breadth of one another.
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