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Meaning of “do sth by the skin of your teeth” - Learner’s Dictionary

do sth by the skin of your teeth

informal
to only just succeed in doing something: They held on by the skin of their teeth to win 1-0.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
Translations of “do sth by the skin of your teeth”
in Russian еле-еле удаваться…
in Turkish kıl payı başarmak, güç belâ halletmek, sıyırmak…
in Polish z ledwością lub z trudem coś zrobić…
(Definition of do sth by the skin of your teeth from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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