Journey in Life: "By the skin of one’s teeth" nghĩa là gì?

Monday, August 4, 2014

"By the skin of one’s teeth" nghĩa là gì?

She arrived at the bank by the skin of her teeth. Photo courtesy Kevin Stanchfield.

'By the skin of one’s teeth' có nghĩa là chỉ vừa đủ thì giờ để làm một điều gì, hay hoàn thành một điều gì trong gang tấc.

Ví dụ
He escaped from the secret police by the skin of his teeth.
We made the last train by the skin of our teeth.

Here I am, stuck in traffic (kẹt xe), and my son’s high school concert (buổi hòa nhạc) starts in ten minutes. Hopefully, I’ll get there by the skin of my teeth. I’ll barely have enough time before his band (ban nhạc) starts playing.

One of the most famous silent films (phim câm) features (có cảnh) a girl who’s floating (trôi dạt) down a river on a piece of ice. Just as she’s about to go over a waterfall (thác nước), her lover saves her by the skin of her teeth. It’s a narrow escape (thoát) from death!

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