claw one's way

idiom

: to move ahead slowly by grabbing onto things
The climbers clawed their way up the steep terrain.
often used figuratively
The company is clawing its way out of bankruptcy.
He clawed his way to the top of his profession.

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“Claw one's way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/claw%20one%27s%20way. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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