close shave

2 aussie slang definitions
  • close shave

    close shaves
  • hard lines

    The French eat really long meals (chew slwoly) and walk EVERYWHERE. While Americans/Australians eat as fast as they can and take the car. The Japanese eat very small portions and walk everywhere as well. France and the Japanese walk to nearby markets to buy stuff. Population is dense and everything is close by. Americans live in very largely spaced apart areas and have to drive everywhere. Most shops are in malls. That's why.