By the Skin of Your Teeth
"By the Skin of Your Teeth" means narrowly or barely, often referring to an escape from danger but can also mean to do something just in time or to achieve something by a narrow margin.

This phrase comes to us from the Bible. In the King James Version of the Bible, Job 19:20, Job cries: "My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth." The Geneva Bible, translated literally from the original Hebrew, reads: "I haue escaped with the skinne of my tethe."

Use Example - Man I was so scared! I got out of the way of that speeding car by the skin of my teeth!

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