quote:Originally posted by Eudoxia:quote:OPB Dorthonion:
(...)that the band was hanging on by the skin of its teeth
No, sorry, please someone has to explain this to me! What the #### does it means "by the skin of its teeth"?
I never heard that, and never read either. Does this means it all depended on him (the teeth possessor)?
it's kiwi/aussie colloquial slang for 'only just' - so hanging on by the skin of its teeth means, only just staying together as a band in this context.