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lucky escape

This page is about the collocation lucky escape

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

If you had a lucky escape, you came close to being killed or badly injured.

For example

  • She nearly fell off the cliff. It was a lucky escape, that's for sure.

  • It was a bad accident, but I had a lucky escape and walked away with just a few bruises.

Note:
Similar collocations include "narrow escape", "close call", "close shave" and "near thing".

Quick Quiz

My best friend had a lucky escape. He

a. nearly died

b. wasn't very lucky

c. nearly won the lottery

Contributor: Matt Errey