Значение идиомы by the skin of one’s teeth

[by the skin of one’s teeth] {adv. phr.} By a narrow margin; with no room to spare; barely.

The drowning man struggled, and I got him to land by the skin of my teeth.

She passed English by the skin of her teeth.

Compare: SQUEAK THROUGH, WITHIN AN ACE OF or WITHIN AN INCH OF.


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