rub along

Definition of rub along

British, informal

  1. :  to work, play, etc., together with little or no difficulty We rub along well enough, but we're not really close friends.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move along the surface of a body with pressure :  grate

    :  to fret or chafe with or as if with friction

    :  to cause discontent, irritation, or anger

  1. :  an unevenness of surface (as of the ground in lawn bowling)

    :  obstruction, difficulty

    :  something grating to the feelings (such as a gibe or harsh criticism)

alongplay
  1. :  in a line matching the length or direction of

    :  at a point or points on

    :  in the course of

  1. :  forward, on

    :  from one to another

    :  in company :  as a companion


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