without a scratch
Definition of without a scratch
: without getting hurt : without any injuries He escaped the fire without a scratch.
Word by Word Definitions
: to scrape or dig with the claws or nails
: to rub and tear or mark the surface of with something sharp or jagged
: to scrape or rub lightly (as to relieve itching)
: a mark or injury produced by scratching
: a slight wound
: scrawl, scribble
: arranged or put together with little selection : haphazard
: made as or used for a tentative effort
: made or done by chance and not as intended
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