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?

Russell: How did you get on in your English exam?

Toshi: I passed by the skin of my teeth. I was lucky!

Does it mean:

a) by a narrow margin

b) by a wide margin

c) have skin on one’s teeth

d) do something well when you have toothache

The answer is below!↓

nature summer yellow animal

Photo by Pixabay on


Answer: a) by a narrow margin