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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Verb Phrase 176. The verb phrase today is get

  • by. Okay. We got five meanings of "get by" today and five uses and we give an example

  • for each one of them. All right. So let's look at the first one. If someone is

  • getting by he or she is living with the minimum amount of necessity. So they're

  • kind of like just surviving. So let's look at the first one. The first one is an a/b

  • answer. So A is asking B, how are you managing after being downsized ?Remember

  • if you got downsized, it means you got fired. Usually not your fault. Usually it was

  • because you know, the company just ran out of work or they closed down or

  • something like that. And B says I am just barely getting by on what I received

  • from unemployment. So she is able to go to unemployment. She gets something but of

  • course, that's a lot less than the amount she was being paid when she was working.

  • So of course she's just getting by on that. On her regular job she had more than

  • enough spending money, but on unemployment you're just getting by.

  • You're just able to barely pay your bills and live from week to week. You're

  • just getting by on the basic necessities. Okay. Number two here. To get something or

  • to get past something, especially an obstacle or something in your way. Okay.

  • So we got one example here. I cannot get by that double-parked car. It is blocking

  • the road. Yeah. I mean well of course this would be probably a very small road, but if

  • somebody is double parked they're parked in the streets. And they're blocking the

  • street where the other cars are supposed to be driving by. So he can't get by this

  • car because this car is double parked. It's in his way , he can't get by it. Okay.

  • Number three here. To perform well enough not to fail. Okay. So maybe somebody's

  • asking about you know your son or your daughter.

  • He is just barely getting by. He only got a score of 62. So you know,

  • most school 62 that's, that's just really barely passing. It's like a D. That's not...

  • that's still a bad score, but it's not failing. It's not an F. I think below a

  • sixty would probably be an F. But 62 only couple points ahead.

  • So you just barely are passing. So just very close to failing . All right. Number four,

  • to get something passed someone without being noticed.

  • Okay. Good he tried to get by customs with a kilo of marijuana. You know drugs,

  • illegal drugs of course. But he got caught. So they found him. So yeah, especially

  • trying to get something by someone. You hope that you don't get caught or you

  • hope that you don't get noticed. Then and if you're successful, then you've got it

  • by them. They didn't catch you. They didn't notice it. Of course in this case,

  • they did. All right number five. To succeed at a minimal level. You know, again just

  • barely. So somebody might ask another person you know, how's business going ? And

  • he says business these days is not great. But we are getting by. Again we're

  • surviving. We're paying our bills. You know, we're not making a lot of money , but

  • we're not going out of business either. We're just barely kind of surviving/

  • We're getting by. Okay. Anyway I hope you got it. I hope it's

  • clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Verb Phrase 176. The verb phrase today is get


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英語家庭教師ニックP動詞句 (176) Get By - 5つの意味 (English Tutor Nick P Verb Phrase (176) Get By - Five Meanings)

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