WHO SAID IT: A QUIZ ON PRESIDENTIAL WIT AND WISDOM
Words nearby get by
Idioms and Phrases with get by
Move past, as in There isn't room for this car to get by.
Manage to succeed or get along; also, barely succeed. For example, He's getting by even though he only works half-time, or If he applied himself, Paul could be getting A's, but instead he's just getting by. [Early 1900s]
Be unnoticed; also, get approval or pass inspection. For example, I wonder if these errors will get by the proofreader, or He hoped the paint job would get by. [Early 1900s]