scratch out a living

idiom

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

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“Scratch out a living.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scratch%20out%20a%20living. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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