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Have A Close Call »
(something bad almost happened...)

Keep A Close Rein On Them »
(control them carefully...)

A Hearbeat Away »
(it is very close to happening...)

A heartbeat Away »
(it is very close to happening...)

A Stone's Throw Away From Something »
(close enough that you could throw a stone and hit it...)

Can't Hold A Candle To Someone »
(not even close to the other in ability...)

Down To The Wire »
(it is close to the finish; there is little time left; we do not yet know who will win...)

Eyeball To Eyeball »
(the two are standing close looking right into each other's eyes...)

Get In Someone's Hair »
(bother that person by being too close or involved with them...)

In Your Hair »
(so close that it bothers you...)

Keep Him At Arm's Length »
(don't let him get to close; keep him at a safe distance; watch out for that person...)

Slip Through Someone's Fingers »
(one was not able to catch it; one was close but could not grab it...)

Waiting In The Wings »
(one is waiting close-by and ready to participate...)

Wee Hours Of The Night »
(very late at night, close to morning...)

Within A Stone's Throw Of Something »
(Close enough that you could throw a stone and hit it...)

Within Hailing Distance »
(close enough to gain the attention of another ship...)

Within Shouting Distance »
(they can hear us when we shout; close enough that they can hear if we shout...)

Within Someone's Reach »
(you can reach it with your hands; it is close enough that one can get it...)

Within Walking Distance »
(you can walk there from here; it is close enough that you can walk there...)



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