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Pidginboy

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India-Local dialect
We missed the accreditation for this course by a very thin margin (very marginally). It is a marginal miss?

Is what is in bold format idiomatic? If not, what is th correct version of it?
 
  • Thomas Tompion

    Senior Member
    English - England
    We missed the accreditation for this course by a very thin margin (very marginally). It is a marginal miss?

    Is what is in bold format idiomatic? If not, what is th correct version of it?
    I've never heard of a marginal miss. That's not to say that nobody says it.

    I've heard of a near miss, but that's often, like a close shave, when something nasty very nearly happened.

    Give us a bit more context, Pidginboy, if you need a fuller answer.
     
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