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by the skin of your teeth

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