by the skin of your teeth

By the skin of your teeth
If you do something by the skin of your teeth, you only just manage to do it and come very near indeed to failing.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • by the skin of your teeth — informal : only by a small difference in time, space, or amount : just barely He escaped by the skin of his teeth. [=he just barely escaped] She only passed the test by the skin of her teeth. [=she almost did not pass the test] • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • by the skin of your teeth — by the skin of (your) teeth informal if you do something by the skin of your teeth, you only just succeed in doing it. We escaped by the skin of our teeth. England held on by the skin of their teeth to win 1 0 …   New idioms dictionary

  • by the skin of your teeth —    If you do something by the skin of your teeth, you only just manage to do it and come very near indeed to failing.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    To do something by the skin of our teeth means that you just manage to do it, but that… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • By the skin of your teeth —   If you do something by the skin of your teeth, you only just manage to do it and come very near indeed to failing …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • by the skin of your teeth — Meaning A very close miss from some disaster. Origin From The Bible, Old Testament Job xix. 20 …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • do something by the skin of your teeth — phrase to succeed in doing something but almost fail He won, but only by the skin of his teeth. Thesaurus: to succeed in doing somethingsynonym Main entry: skin …   Useful english dictionary

  • do something by the skin of your teeth — to succeed in doing something but almost fail He won, but only by the skin of his teeth …   English dictionary

  • Skin o' My Teeth — Infobox Single Name = Skin O My Teeth Artist = Megadeth from Album = Countdown to Extinction Released = January, 1993 Format = Recorded = Between January 6 and April 28, 1992 Genre = Heavy metal Length = 3:14 Label = Capitol Writer = Dave… …   Wikipedia

  • Skin o' My Teeth — «Skin o My Teeth» Сингл Megadeth c альбома «Countdown to Extinction» Выпущен в …   Википедия

  • Skin o’ My Teeth — «Skin o’ My Teeth» Сингл Megadeth из альбома …   Википедия

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