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07 / 06 / 2006

A NARROW ESCAPE: meaning and examples


Today's Daily Vitamin topic was suggested by one of our most active Daily Vitamin Plus! subscribers, Pilar Naranjo.

Today's Expression is: To have a narrow (or lucky) escape.

It means: to avoid being killed or seriously injured because you were lucky or made a very big effort.

Example 1:
A couple driving in the Pyrenees had a narrow escape when a giant tree fell just in front of their car. If they had arrived just two seconds before, they would be dead.

Example 2:
It's very typical in American action films for the protagonists to have very narrow escapes every five minutes. Frankly, I think it's quite boring.

Example 3:
He managed to get out of the building just minutes before it fell. What a lucky escape he had!

Thanks for the suggestion Pilar.

I hope everyone has a great day!

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