用中文说: "By the skin of one's teeth"

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Welcome to "用中文说", let's learn some new phrases in Chinese now! 

用中文说: "By the skin of one's teeth"

By the skin of one's teeth

【中文】勉强,将将,擦着边儿

     Miǎnqiáng, jiāng jiāng, kǎ zhuó biān‘er

【解释】Just barely.

【例句】

- Kyle managed to pass the test by the skin of his teeth.

 凯尔勉强通过了考试。

 Kǎi'ěr miǎnqiáng tōngguòle kǎoshì.

- Joe managed to dash to the airport in time to say goodbye to his girlfriend by the skin of his teeth.

 乔勉强赶到机场和他女友告别。

 Qiáo miǎnqiáng gǎn dào jīchǎng hé tā nǚyǒu gàobié.


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