In his hardscrabble campaign, there might not even have been a podium ready to welcome him.
For many fans, her hardscrabble youth and rough-and-tumble style were viewed as endearing strengths.
Their harrowing escape to Erbil has ended in a precarious and hardscrabble existence.
His personal rise from hardscrabble immigrant roots confirms Americans' highest hopes for the country.
Jewel has gone country, perhaps sensing her hardscrabble youth was wasted on folk rock.
At last the train came to a full stop at hardscrabble, about thirty-six miles on the wrong side of Constantinople.
“We need not be afraid of hardscrabble winds any more, papa,” said David.
"hardscrabble," as he called the four-room log house, was the home of the Grant family for several years.
The village of Podunk looks down on the neighboring town of hardscrabble.
Mr. and Mrs. Ronayne and the Doctor rode out soon after dinner, sir, in the direction of hardscrabble.
1804, U.S. colloquial, the name of an imaginary barren place "where a livelihood may be obtained only under great hardship and difficulty;" from hard + scrabble. First recorded in journals of Lewis and Clark. Perhaps the original notion is "vigorous effort made under great stress," though this sense is recorded slightly later (1812).