›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 financialposition to do anything beyond getting by.get by in/on/with sth She got by on what she made working at the deli.
We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and