That Botticelli, Correggio and Titian managed to rub along without that privilege.
The farmers can but just rub along now, with all their high prices and low wages.
As to ourselves at Cambridge, why, I fancy we shall be able to rub along quite comfortably, thank you.
Do you think you can rub along if I take my departure next week?
Itll maybe pinch me, for a while, but youre all Ive got to love and some way I can rub along.
The remuneration was small; but Tom managed to rub along, and was always welcome to a meal in the kitchen with 'Melia Jane.
They ARE pretty close-fisted here, for a fact, but you can manage to rub along somehow.
I fancy you'll find we shall shake down pretty easily, and rub along like most other married people.
I would own a cat with a dusty nose to rub along the barrels and sleep beneath the stove.
He began to rub along the dark walls on the sides whence the voices seemed to come.
early 14c., transitive and intransitive, of uncertain origin, perhaps related to East Frisian rubben "to scratch, rub," and Low German rubbeling "rough, uneven," or similar words in Scandinavian (cf. Danish rubbe "to rub, scrub," Norwegian rubba), of uncertain origin. Related: Rubbed; rubbing.
To rub (someone) the wrong way is from 1853; probably the notion is of cats' fur. To rub noses in greeting as a sign of friendship (attested from 1822) formerly was common among Eskimos, Maoris, and some other Pacific Islanders. Rub out "obliterate" is from 1560s; underworld slang sense of "kill" is recorded from 1848, American English. Rub off "remove by rubbing" is from 1590s; meaning "have an influence" is recorded from 1959.
"act of rubbing," 1610s, from rub (v.); earlier "obstacle, inequality on ground" (1580s, common in 17c.) which is the figure in Hamlet's there's the rub (1602).
The application of friction and pressure.
Such a procedure applied to the body.