English Expressions: Dodge the Bullet

English Expressions: Dodge the Bullet

English Expressions: Dodge the Bullet. As you can see in the photo, a bullet (una bala) is what comes out of a gun (pistola). To dodge something is to avoid something by jumping out of the way quickly. The expression comes from the idea that if you get out of the way of a bullet, you can save your life. Although the expression isn’t used in this way today, it does refer to dodging something bad.

DODGE THE BULLET

  • To avoid an unpleasant situation or even danger
    • I’m so glad she broke up with him. She really dodged the bullet because he has a terrible reputation.
    • We really dodged a bullet by not going on vacation because there was a hurricane where we

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