get by

[ɡet bʌɪ]


When we have a lack of something or just enough of something to cope with the situation.

We usually say 'get by on' or 'get by with'.

Examples 👇

Single Mother Struggling to Get By With Two Sons.

Getting by in the pandemic with help from (virtual) friends.

Getting by on credit? RECESSION: Local non-profit agency advises consumers how to get a handle on mounting debt.

'I'm not getting by': Frustrated Indiana residents wait weeks for unemployment payments.

Some Springfield organizations getting by during pandemic, others are not.

Nelsons getting by with a little help from friends, family. Garage turned into makeshift gym as brothers prepare for football.