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Scrape along   /skreɪp əlˈɔŋ/   Listen
Scrape along

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

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"Scrape along" Quotes from Famous Books

... the women of the industrial classes who have been accustomed all their hard dry lives to live on the daily wage of father or husband have refused to work since the war began, preferring to scrape along on the Government allocation (allowance) of one-franc-twenty-five a day for the wives of soldiers, plus fifty centimes for each child (seventy-five in Paris). These notable exceptions will be dealt with later. France, like all nations, contains every variety of human nature, and, with its absence ...
— The Living Present • Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton

... for a little. When Jock and Mhor had gone to bed, the brother and sister sat over the fire talking, and David forgot all his new importance and ceased to "buck," and told Jean all his little devices to save money, and how he had managed just to scrape along. ...
— Penny Plain • Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)

... arrow after it. Only to see the shaft scrape along the heavy scales and bounce to the sand. ...
— Star Born • Andre Norton

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

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