tris = to be within an inch of masculine noun

tris

masculine noun

English Translation of TRIS

estar en un tris de : to be within an inch of, to be very close to

Examples of TRIS

    recogimos la mesa en un tris we cleared the table in no time está en un tris it's touch and go estar en un tris de hacer algo to be within an inch of doing something estuvo en un tris que lo perdiera he very nearly lost it los dos coches evitaron el choque por un tris the two cars avoided a collision by a hair's breadth

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