scrape along

phrasal verb

scraped along; scraping along; scrapes along
: to live with barely enough money : to be able to buy only the things most needed
She's scraping along on just a few hundred dollars a month.

Examples of scrape along in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The powerful storm came within a few miles of landfall as the storm’s ring of destructive winds scraped along the southern portion of the island. Anumita Kaur, Washington Post, 4 July 2024 The members scraped along rock-bottom, but the most telling moment may have been this exchange between Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) and Daszak. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2024 The bus hit a semi and scraped along 75 feet of guardrail before rolling over on its side, police said. Staff Report, Chicago Tribune, 15 June 2023

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“Scrape along.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scrape%20along. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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