without a scratch

idiom

: without getting hurt : without any injuries
He escaped the fire without a scratch.

Examples of without a scratch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Somehow America and the international community survived without a scratch. Bruce Fein, Baltimore Sun, 4 Mar. 2024 Built to last, this set boasts a robust design that stands up to heavy usage without a scratch. Samantha McIntyre, Parents, 9 Mar. 2024 In the memoir, Swisher slashes her way through the tech world like John Wick with a word processor, vanquishing vain CEOs and clueless legacy media bosses and emerging without a scratch. Steven Levy, WIRED, 15 Feb. 2024 Released eight years before Iron Man, Unbreakable tells the story of David Dunn (Bruce Willis), a security guard who survives a train derailment and crash that kills 131 people and emerges from the wreck without a scratch on his body. EW.com, 13 Nov. 2023 Farian got away without a scratch and continued his behind-the-scenes career. A.d. Amorosi, Variety, 23 Jan. 2024 There had been disappointment and narrow escapes during the Gemini program, but the NASA scientists, engineers, technicians and the industrial teams behind them had sent 10 pairs of pilots into space and brought them home without a scratch. San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Nov. 2022 Fraser’s quick thinking over the next 2½ minutes led to a safe touchdown on a highway without a scratch. Julian Mark, Washington Post, 12 July 2022 An entire prison base is killed off but somehow these three escape without a scratch. Erik Kain, Forbes, 6 July 2022

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“Without a scratch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/without%20a%20scratch. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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