scraped by; scraping by; scrapes by
Definition of scrape by
1 : to live with barely enough money : to be able to buy only the things most needed Money was tight, but we somehow managed to scrape by.
2 : to succeed at doing something but just barely He didn't study for the exam and just barely scraped by.
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