This is a passage from a novel:
"So?" Seth asked.
"So what?" she said
So, how'd it go?" He meant with Neal. But he wouldn't say "with Neal"--because that's how they all got by. There were rules.
What does get by mean in the passage?
The setting is in the office. Seth is her co-worker; she is asking Georgie how it went the conversation with Neal (her husband) last night about not being able to go on a vacation planned with him because of work.