By the skin of (one’s) teeth

Do you know the English expression “by the skin of (one’s) teeth“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Lloyd: Did you pass your maths test?

Steve: By the skin of my teeth! The pass mark was 60, and I got 61!

Does it mean:

a) be nervous

b) have skin on (one’s) teeth

c) by a narrow margin

d) by a wide gap

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: c) by a narrow margin