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 for Within an ace of
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ace \Ace\ ([=a]s), n.; pl. Aces ([=a]"s[e^]z). [OE. as, F. as,
     fr. L. as, assis, unity, copper coin, the unit of coinage.
     Cf. As.]
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     1. A unit; a single point or spot on a card or die; the card
        or die so marked; as, the ace of diamonds.
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     2. Hence: A very small quantity or degree; a particle; an
        atom; a jot.
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              I 'll not wag an ace further.         --Dryden.
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     3. (Sport) A single point won by a stroke, as in handball,
        rackets, etc.; in tennis, frequently, a point won by a
        service stroke.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     To bate an ace, to make the least abatement. [Obs.]
  
     Within an ace of, very near; on the point of. --W. Irving.
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