English version

within an ace of (doing) something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwithin an ace of (doing) somethingwithin an ace of (doing) somethingALMOSTvery close to doing or achieving something The team came within an ace of winning the championship. ace
Examples from the Corpus
within an ace of (doing) somethingI came within an ace of slapping her around.
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