scratch a living

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Definition of scratch a living

: to earn barely enough money to live He scratched a living as a farmer.

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“Scratch a living.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scratch%20a%20living. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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