- 死里逃生 [sǐ lǐ táo shēng]
- take [get] a new [fresh] lease of life; barely escape with one's life; bear [have; lead] a charmed life; be saved from death; be snatched from the jaws of death; be [have] a close shave; escape by the skin of one's teeth; escape death; escape death in an almost miraculous manner; have a hairbreadth escape; have a lucky [narrow] escape from death; miss death by a hair's breadth; narrowly escape death:
My father had a narrow squeak in the automobile accident. 我父亲在这次车祸中死里逃生。
Disney and Paramount will team up to make a movie based on the best-selling book "Alive", about a rugby team's battle to survive a plane crash in the Andes Mountains.
The sailors cheated death in the stormy seas.
It's just a miracle that he survived the accident!