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"That was close!" (4)


I believe the answer is:


'that was close' is the definition.
(both are said after narrowly avoiding danger)

This is all the clue.

(Other definitions for phew that I've seen before include "Gosh, that's a relief!" , "Gosh, I'm sweltering!" , "Exclamation of relief" , "Sound relieved" , "Good gracious, its hot!" .)

I've seen this clue in The Wall Street Journal, the Universal, the LA Times, the Newsday, The Guardian, the USA Today and the King Feature Syndicate.
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