Definition of “by the skin of your teeth” - English Dictionary

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“by the skin of your teeth” in British English

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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.

(Definition of “by the skin of your teeth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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