brush with death

Brush with death
If someone comes very close to dying but live, they have a brush with death.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • brush with death — nearly die, at death s door, on my deathbed    After a close brush with death you ll think that life is precious …   English idioms

  • Death (DC Comics) — Death Death, as illustrated by Chris Bachalo. in Death: The Time of Your Life #1. Publication information Publisher DC Comics …   Wikipedia

  • brush — 01. You d better [brush] your hair; it s a real mess. 02. He dipped the [brush] in the paint. 03. If you need to fix your hair, there is a [brush] on the table next to the bed. 04. Sophie uses different sizes and thicknesses of [brushes] when she …   Grammatical examples in English

  • brush — [[t]brʌ̱ʃ[/t]] ♦♦♦ brushes, brushing, brushed 1) N COUNT A brush is an object which has a large number of bristles or hairs fixed to it. You use brushes for painting, for cleaning things, and for tidying your hair. We gave him paint and brushes …   English dictionary

  • brush — brush1 [ brʌʃ ] noun ** ▸ 1 tool ▸ 2 light touch ▸ 3 short experience ▸ 4 fox s tail ▸ 5 trees/branches ▸ 6 use of a brush 1. ) count an object used for painting, cleaning things, or making your hair neat. It consists of a handle with stiff… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • brush */*/ — I UK [brʌʃ] / US verb Word forms brush : present tense I/you/we/they brush he/she/it brushes present participle brushing past tense brushed past participle brushed 1) [transitive] to make something clean or tidy using a brush brush your… …   English dictionary

  • brush — brush1 S3 [brʌʃ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(object for cleaning/painting)¦ 2¦(trees)¦ 3¦(movement)¦ 4¦(touch)¦ 5 6¦(tail)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Sense: 1, 3 6; Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Early French broisse, from Old French broce ( …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • brush — 1 noun 1 FOR CLEANING (C) an object that you use for cleaning, painting etc, made with a lot of hairs, bristles (bristle1 (2)), or thin pieces of plastic fixed to a handle: a hairbrush | Get a brush and sweep up all that rubbish. 2 (singular) a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • brush — brush1 noun 1》 an implement with a handle and a block of bristles, hair, or wire, used for cleaning, smoothing, or painting.     ↘an act of brushing. 2》 a slight and fleeting touch.     ↘a brief encounter with something bad or unwelcome: a brush… …   English new terms dictionary


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