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English definition of “by the skin of your teeth”

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by the skin of your teeth

If you do something by the skin of your teeth, you only just succeed in doing it: He escaped from the secret police by the skin of his teeth.
Translations of “by the skin of your teeth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 僥倖成功,勉強完成…
in Chinese (Simplified) 侥幸成功,勉强做成…
(Definition of by the skin of your teeth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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