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synonyms for close but no cigar

  • approximately
  • practically
  • roughly
  • virtually
  • about
  • closely
  • most
  • well-nigh
  • all but
  • approaching
  • as good as
  • circa
  • give or take a little
  • in effect
  • in essence
  • in substance
  • in the ballpark
  • in the neighborhood
  • just about
  • more or less
  • much
  • nearabout
  • not quite
  • pretty near
  • round
  • roundly
  • some
  • somewhere
  • upwards of
  • within a little
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How to use close but no cigar in a sentence

Squinty could look out, but the slats were as close together as those in a chicken coop, and the little pig could not get out.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
On the upper part of the stem the whorls are very close together, but they are more widely separated at the lower portion.
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It was close upon twelve o'clock, and the "Rooms" had been open to the public for two hours.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
In the close relation and affection of these last days, the sense of alienation and antagonism faded from both their hearts.
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The young men gathered round him and offered him a cigar, which he accepted and began to smoke.
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He passed the latter part of his life in poverty, and towards the close of it, was confined in a madhouse.
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Young Lamb's big cigar has been out long ago; but he pulls hard at it, wholly unaware of the fact.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
“The British Raj is doomed,” she muttered, lowering her voice, and bringing her magnificent eyes close to his.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Now, he chose a small table in a corner of the balcony, close to the glass screen.
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The two were standing together before the fire; Bernard watched Mrs. Vivian close the door softly behind her.
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