Get By ( to manage)
Does she speak English? Well, she gets by.
They get by on bread and water.
I can get by on three hours of sleep; it's enough for me.
Get By ( to survive)
Their performance gets by only because of two brilliant actors.
May 19, 2010
One of my favorite song of The Beatles comes with a line:
"oh, I get by with a little help from my friends..."
In this song, "get by" (intransitive verb) means to survive or to manage life in spite of everything (or difficulties).
May 18, 2010
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