near miss

near miss
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1. (nearly a collision) 
Both planes are fine, but it was a near miss.Ambos aviones están bien, pero fue casi una colisión.
We had a near miss on the highway.Casi tuvimos un accidente en la autopista.
2. (close to the target) 
a. no direct translation 
It was a near miss, but far enough from the bullseye to not win.No dio en el blanco por poco, pero no bastó para ganar.
The fifth dart was a near miss.El quinto dardo no alcanzó al blanco por poco.
3. (almost a victory) 
I don't want another near miss. I want to win.No quiero otra casi victoria. Quiero ganar.
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