near miss

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UK 
  • n.侥幸脱险;(炸弹或射击)近距脱靶
  • Web迹近错失;危险接近;虚惊事件
Plural Form:near misses  
near miss
n.
1.
侥幸脱险a situation when a serious accident or a disaster very nearly happens
2.
(炸弹或射击)近距脱靶a bomb or a shot that nearly hits what it is aimed at but misses it
He should have won the match─it was a near miss.
这场比赛本该是他赢的,真是功亏一篑。

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