The reaction to the close call might not come till hours later.
They're all well now, 'cept Jake, and he'll come out all right, but we had a close call.
“It was a close call for me, Jerry,” said Harry, with a shudder.
Joel shivered, remembering the close call he had had from losing the game.
So he learnt the trade, and then he was all right—but it was a close call.
He'd had a close call, you see, and had what Garth called a change of heart.
He's a goodish shot, that Navajo son of a gun; that was a close call.
Close call, old top, he said cheerfully to his horse, as he patted him on the neck.
That was a close call, said Jack, as he limped up to the others.
Lee had a close call too when he was pulled overboard, put in Skeets.