Expressions meaning “almost”



Expressions meaning “almost”
Nice try. (sarcastic)
Not quite.
So near and yet so far.
So close and yet so far.
Close, but no cigar, (cliché)
You were within a hair’s breadth.
Close enough for government work. (informal)
Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. (cliché)
It’s all or nothing.
A miss is as good as a mile. (cliché)