at a pinch

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at + a + pinch (tight squeeze)

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at a pinch

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, Britain, informal, idiomatic) by a small margin or amount
    Synonyms: by the skin of one's teeth, only just, Deo volente, perhaps, if you're lucky
  2. (idiomatic) In an urgent or difficult situation; when no other solution is available.

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