narrow escape :
- n something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
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- Civil War anniversary: The Road to Chattanooga
It was January 1863 and Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans was anxious to repair the damage to his reputation. As commander of the Union Army of the Cumberland, Rosecrans had been embarrassed by his narrow escape at the Battle of Stones River near Murfreesboro, Tenn., and was now intent on leaving nothing to chance in his upcoming campaign.
July 1, 2013 - The Dalton Daily Citizen
- Quinn revelas he almost left Sunderland
Niall Quinn has revealed he came close to quitting as Sunderland chairman as they struggled to avoid the drop at the tail-end of last season. The former Republic of Ireland striker admitted the club’s narrow escape left him exhausted as they avoided relegation on the final day of the campaign.
June 28, 2013 - Irish Central
- Feldman, Rizzo lead Cubs to 5-4 win over Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- This was one narrow escape for Kevin Gregg and the Chicago Cubs.
June 27, 2013 - The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports