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Rub along   /rəb əlˈɔŋ/   Listen
Rub along

Manage one's existence barely.  Synonyms: scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by.

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"Rub along" Quotes from Famous Books

... Gorringe. "If you let things like that worry you, you'll keep a sore skin all your life. You take my advice and just go ahead your own gait, and let other folks do the worrying. They ARE pretty close-fisted here, for a fact, but you can manage to rub along somehow. If you should get into any real difficulties, why, I guess—" the lawyer paused to smile in a hesitating, significant way—"I guess some road out can be found all right. The main thing is, don't fret, and don't allow your wife ...
— The Damnation of Theron Ware • Harold Frederic

... as Austin went pegging along towards the house. "Game for no end of mischief when the fit takes him, for all he's only got one leg. One'd think he was half daft to hear him talk sometimes, too. Seems like as if it galled him a bit to rub along with the old auntie, and I shouldn't wonder if the old auntie herself felt about as snug as a bell-wether tied to a frisky colt. However, I s'pose the A'mighty knows what He's about, and it's always the old cow's notion as she never ...
— Austin and His Friends • Frederic H. Balfour

Words linked to "Rub along" :   contend, get by, grapple, scratch along, scrape by, squeak by, make do, make out, cope, manage, scrape along, deal

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