Of such things, one can say "you just squeaked by" or "That was a real squeaker".
Example: Arizona Diamondbacks winning the World Series in 2001. Yes!!!
Squeak"er (?), n.
One who, or that which, squeaks.
The Australian gray crow shrile (Strepera anaphonesis); -- so called from its note.
<-- 3. A contest won by a slim margin; or a narrow escape from harm. -->
© Webster 1913.
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