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Miss by a hair


Ever so close. Extremely  near the target, but failed. (Compare to Close shave, Close but no cigar, Near miss, Close shave, Close call, Narrow escape or Brush with the law.)

“I almost won the lottery, I was one number off, I missed it by a hair.”

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