What is the meaning of "dodge a bullet"?

The meaning of "dodge a bullet" is:

to successfully avoid something negative


What is the definition of "dodge a bullet"?

The definition of "dodge a bullet" is:

to successfully avoid something negative



"dodge a bullet" means

to successfully avoid something negative

Example Sentences:

A: I heard you failed your Medical school exam.
B: Yeah, but I think I dodged a bullet.
A: Why do you think that?
B: I decided that I don’t want to be a doctor. I want to be a dentist instead! I love teeth!

When my father got arrested for drunk driving, he dodged a bullet, because he realized for the first time that he was an alcoholic. Now he no longer drinks, and he didn’t have to go to jail!

From the Blogs:

Nonprofit Hospitals Dodge Excise-Tax Bullet in Baucus Bill

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