Translation of "at a pinch" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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at a pinch

UK US in a pinch

Something that you can do at a pinch can be done if it is really necessary, but it will be difficult, not perfect, or not what you would really like

必要时;在紧要关头
I need £2,000 to set up the business, but I suppose £1,500 would do at a pinch. 我需要2000英镑来创办这个公司,不过实在凑不够,1500英镑也可以。

(Translation of “at a pinch” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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