We use the phrase "dodged a bullet" to describe the fairly common experience of avoiding a bad experience, like a toxic relationship or bad work environment. But what's the phrase for avoiding a major catastrophe that could've seriously messed up a person's life?! Someone on Reddit invented one: "dodging a huge tactical nuke." Poetic!
"What is NOT a bullet you dodged, but a huge tactical nuke you dodged?" asked NinjaNate123 in a popular Reddit thread.
1.) From discostud1515:
I used to own a gym with a partner. I sold my half of the company and took a boring but stable government job about 3 months before the pandemic.
2.) From RenaKunisaki:
The second floor of the house I was renting collapsed a month after I moved out.