It has been touch and go with you for the last quarter of an hour; and a near thing for me too.
It was a near thing though, and if I had not met you as I did, we should scarcely have done it.
"It was a near thing—a michty near thing," he admitted in the square.
Come along, sir; it's been a near thing, but we have just time if we gallop for it!
He says that it's been a near ...