By the skin of one’s teeth 6/11/18 By the skin of one’s teeth It means “barely”. Often used to describe something that almost didn’thappen. Oh man, my car wouldn’t start this morning—I just made it here by the skin of my teeth! By Gonzalo Re|November 6, 2018|Categories: E-LESSONS, For Lawyers, For translators| About the Author: Gonzalo Re Marketing y Comunicación | The TR Company SA Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.