squeak through


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squeak through

1. To manage to pass or move through something with great difficulty due to a lack of space. I had to squeak through a huge group of in order to get off the train. I wasn't sure I had enough room to get the car through the opening, but I managed to squeak through.
2. To manage accomplish something by very narrowly overcoming some difficulty. I thought for sure I had failed the exam, but I managed to squeak through with a D. Their championship dreams looked to be dashed, but a last-minute field goal saw the Raiders squeak through to a spot in the Super Bowl.
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squeak something through

Fig. to manage just to get something accepted or approved. I just managed to squeak the proposal through. Tom squeaked the application through at the last minute.
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squeak through

 (something)
1. Fig. to manage just to squeeze through an opening. The child squeaked through the opening and escaped. Sally squeaked through and got away.
2. Fig. to manage just to get past a barrier, such as an examination or interview. (Fig. on {2}.) Sally just barely squeaked through the interview, but she got the job. I wasn't too alert and I just squeaked through.
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squeak through

v.
To manage barely to pass, win, or survive something: The student squeaked through the course with a D minus.
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