What does hair's-breadth mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hair's-breadth, hairsbreadth, hair, whisker(noun)

    a very small distance or space

    "they escaped by a hair's-breadth"; "they lost the election by a whisker"


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hair's-breadth in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hair's-breadth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. David Cameron:

    We were guilty of being very complacent and the funds did n’t come, our horses were injured at the wrong time and I just missed qualifying by a hair’s breadth, but I feel like all of these things have helped me plan.

  2. Colin Montgomerie:

    I know my way around here as much as anyone, i do perhaps have an advantage of knowing the course. But the standard of play is extremely high, a hair's breadth from the PGA Tour itself, and most of the top seniors are here.

  3. John Vickers:

    So on current measures, we expect major UK banks to fund no less than 13.5 percent of risk weighted assets with Tier 1 equity, after a long march to build capital strength, UK banks are within a hair's breadth of that today. And the rewards of greater resilience are being reaped.

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