||it happened, it is amazing
||By jove! We reached our goal. We sold 15,000 tickets!
|by leaps and bounds
||by large amounts, by a lot
||The population of Calgary has grown by leaps and bounds.
|by no means
||not in any way, not by any stretch...
||By no means is a car a good investment. It will depreciate.
|by the by
||(See by the way)
|by the same token
||judging by the same rule, to be fair to both sides
||By the same token, he should help with the housework.
|by the seat of your pants
||with little money, without planning, a lick and a promise
||You can't operate a business by the seat of your pants.
|by the short hairs
||(See got you by the short hairs)
|by the skin of their teeth
||by a little, barely
||He won the election by one vote, by the skin of his teeth.
|by the way
||in addition to what I was saying, incidentally
||By the way, I heard that Ed is resigning.
|by word of mouth
||by one person speaking to another, person to person, through the grapevine
||News of his birth traveled by word of mouth. Soon everyone knew that Mary had a baby boy.