Not had them for a while.
“Do you speak Spanish?”. “Not very well, but I can ‘get by’ “.
‘Get by’ means, manage to succeed, just about cope with something, manage to cope but with a little difficulty.
The management meeting is going to be difficult tomorrow. But I am ‘looking forward to it’.
‘Looking forward to it’ (something) means, expecting something good to happen. You expect something exciting or pleasurable will happen. Another example; “I’m really ‘looking forward to’ seeing you tomorrow”.