What is the Meaning of the Idiom
A CLOSE CALL?
something (typically bad) almost happens
1. I bumped the paint can, and it almost tipped. That was a close call!
2. We had a close call last night. There was a big storm and lightning hit a tree beside our house. It damaged a small part of our house, but fortunately, it didn’t catch on fire and nobody was hurt.
3. That car almost hit us! That was a close call!