Idiom of the Week: A Close Call

Meaning: Describing something bad that almost happened.

Examples:

A car almost hit me while I was riding my bike. It was a close call.

We had a close call the other day – we almost missed our flight because traffic was so bad.

“That was a close call,” he said after the bear walked away.

Pop Quiz:

Which one describes a close call?

A.  You get hit by an air conditioner that fell from a window.

B.  An air conditioner falls from a window three blocks away.

C.  An air conditioner falls from a window and hit the spots where you were standing ten seconds ago.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is C. A close call describes an accident or something bad that almost happened. If you have a close call, you should thank your lucky stars. Don’t know what “thank your lucky stars” means? Keep checking this website and you’ll find out!

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