edge out

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edge out

  1. (idiomatic) To defeat in a contest or a game by a narrow margin of victory.
    • 2011 January 29, Chris Bevan, “Torquay 0 - 1 Crawley Town”, in BBC[1]:
      Crawley missed two penalties but still edged out League Two Torquay to become the first non-league side to reach the FA Cup fifth round for 17 years.