Idiom: get by
Idiom: get by
- to have just enough money or resources to survive
- to perform just enough so that you manage a situation or don't fail
- He couldn’t get by as an artist so he also waits tables at the restaurant.
- It was difficult to get by when I was in law school so my parents gave me $400 extra each month until I graduated.
- It's amazing how little you need to get by when you're forced to economize.
- You'll never get by on that salary in New York City unless you get roommates and live in Brooklyn.
- To get by after having the baby we moved into my parents house.
- I can just barely get by on my current salary so I'm thinking about getting a part-time job.
- My daughter got by in high school with sewing fake Calvin Klein and Guess labels onto her jeans but now people can easily spot fake clothing.
- His story of survival after getting lost in the woods is amazing—somehow he managed to get by on berries and water for 13 days.
- I got by in high school with C's but if I don't study harder and attend classes regularly I'm going to fail out of college.
- My French is just at the intermediate level but somehow I got by working in Geneva at UNICEF last summer.
- do well enough
- make ends meet
- muddle through
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