By the Skin of My Teeth

Welcome to English in a minute!Okay,we all know what teeth are.But I didn’t know that my teeth had skin.By the skin of my teeth.It was funny running into you yesterday.Sorry I had to rush off.But I was running late for a movie I wanted to see.Oh!Did you make it to the movie on time?I made it by the skin of my teeth.Just as I sat down,the movie started.”By the skin of my teeth” means to narrowly or barely escape something bad.Many English expressions come from the Bible,or Christian Holy Book.In the Bible,a character escapes an evil test.In one version,it says that he “escaped with the skin of my teeth.”And that’s English in a minte!

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