Synonyms of 'by a nose'
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You use barely to say that something is only just true or only just the case.
His voice was barely audible.
When you say you can hardly do something, you are emphasizing that it is very difficult for you to do it.
I could hardly see the garden for the fog.
Thesaurus for by a nose from the Collins English Thesaurus
by the length of the animal's nose in horse racing , etc.