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Hare's breath

Posted by Li Yar on May 25, 2007

In Reply to: Re: Hairs breathe posted by ESC on May 10, 2007

: : What is the meaning of 'hairs breathe'

: Hair's breadth. The width of a hair. A very small distance. "He came within a hair's breadth of going off the edge."

are you sure it wasn't -

a hare's breath - a very short intake of oxygen or
hares broth - the cuppasoup of its day

Li Yar