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By skin of one’s teeth


Barley succeed. A victory won with a minimum of success. Extremely close to disaster or success. ‘Teeth skin’ proposes a very thin layer that signifies the amount that one has succeeded by.

“I woke up late and got to the bus by the skin of my teeth.”

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