breadth » breath

Chiefly in:   a hair's breath

Classification: English – idiom-related

Spotted in the wild:

  • He had won by a hair’s breath - somehow, some way - with a hidden reserve that he hadn’t known was in him. (link)
  • Even in this age of fast food and automation, our body’s natural balancing mechanism brings us within a hair’s breath of weight equilibrium. (link)

See also [_hair > hare_](…) and [_hair’s breadth > hare’s breath_](…)

| link | entered by thiebes, 2005/03/24 |

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