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That was a close thing.


Definition (British English)

be, close
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Definition (American English)

That, be, close, thing
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Thesaurus, synonyms, antonyms

That, be, close, thing
Merriam Webster


be, close, thing
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Das war knapp.



sein, knapp

Forum discussions containing the search term

That was a near thing. - Das war knapp.Last post 06 Jul 06, 09:41
It is a better translation.14 Replies
close call - das war knappLast post 30 Jul 08, 03:25
The two cars almost collided. Close call, said the pale driver.3 Replies
close call - knappLast post 08 Dec 09, 10:53 That was a close call! - Das war knapp!3 Replies
...war Sache - ...was thingLast post 05 Sep 08, 21:58
Hello, can I translate "... war Sache" (im Sinne von: es ging um .....) with "... was thing…9 Replies
to be foreign to s.o. - nicht jemands Ding seinLast post 27 Oct 10, 13:23 Does anyone 5 Replies
to be above such thing - über der Sache stehenLast post 07 Sep 16, 01:06
I'm not sure about the correspondence with the German, but "to be above such thing" doesn't…4 Replies
rare - knappLast post 25 Aug 05, 09:36
"Rare" and "scarce" are used interchangeably on LEO as "knapp" or "rar". I suggest to use th…1 Replies
that was a close oneLast post 31 Mar 16, 14:44
that was a close one (we just managed to avoid something bad Happening)Hat "that was a Close…8 Replies
that was dead-on! (BE)Last post 07 Jul 14, 09:20
"Das trifft den Nagel auf den Kopf", ich habe gelesen "dead" für sehr/total etc. ist laut OA…26 Replies
Das war zu erwarten. - That was to be expected.Last post 06 May 06, 16:16
Ist das so richtig, oder müsste ich eher "that has been expected" sagen?1 Replies

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