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scrape along

verb phrase

To survive; carry on; get by, make out: I'm not flourishing, but I'm scraping along, barely (1884+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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