Definition of Rub along
1. Verb. Manage one's existence barely. "I guess I can squeeze by on this lousy salary"
Generic synonyms: Contend, Cope, Deal, Get By, Grapple, Make Do, Make Out, Manage
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Literary usage of Rub along
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1. The Winston Simplified Dictionary: Including All the Words in Common Use by William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer (1919)
"... as. to manage to rub along: n. a moving of something over with pressure; niH Her (rub'ert, "• anything used for luu-uci erasing, polishing, etc.; ..."
2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1893)
"To rub along somehow, to manage to live after some sort of a fashion. ' I do shrub along middlin' well, when I bain't bad wi' the rheumatiz. ..."
3. Text Book on Wireless Telegraphy by Rupert Stanley (1914)
"... bar or rod of iron on the table and drawing a pole of a magnet along the bar from end to end, taking care always to rub along the bar in one direction. ..."