— phrasal verb with getukus/ɡet/verb(-tt-, got, got, or USgotten)
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›to be able to live or deal with a situation by having very little of something you need, such as money: It was many years before she was in a financial position to do anything beyond getting by.get by in/on/with sthShe got by on what she made working at the deli.
Take the rough with the smooth (Idioms to describe dealing with problems)
by Kate Woodford,
October 07, 2015
Readers of this blog will know that from time to time, we focus on frequent idioms. This week, we’re looking at idioms that we use to describe the way we deal with – or fail to deal with – problems and difficult situations. Starting with the positive, if you are in a