at a pinch

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

at + a + pinch (tight squeeze)

PronunciationEdit

Prepositional phraseEdit

at a pinch

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, UK, informal, idiomatic) By the skin of one’s teeth; only just; Deo volente; perhaps; if you’re lucky.

AdverbEdit

at a pinch

  1. (idiomatic) In an urgent or difficult situation; when no other solution is available.

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Last modified on 16 June 2013, at 20:45