Definition of Scratch along

1. Verb. Manage one's existence barely. "I guess I can squeeze by on this lousy salary"




Lexicographical Neighbors of Scratch Along

scrat
scratch-built
scratch along (current term)
scratch and sniff
scratch awl
scratch card
scratch cards
scratch made
scratch one's head
scratch out
scratch pad
scratch paper
scratch papers
scratch race
scratch reflex
scratch sheet
scratch someone's back

Literary usage of Scratch along

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1875)
"Weight of 20 Ibs. Oxen and pigs are often reckoned by the score. scratch along. To rub along; just make a living. ' I 'm troubled to scratch along anyhow. ..."

2. A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect and Collection of Provincialisms in Use by William Douglas Parish (1875)
"\J SCRATCH-ALONG. To pull through hard times. ... a job of gardenin', I've just managed to scratch along ..."

3. A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect and Collection of Provincialisms in Use by William Douglas Parish (1875)
"SCRATCH-ALONG. To pull through hard times. ... a job of gardenin', I've just managed to scratch along ..."

4. A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect and Collection of Provincialisms in Use by William Douglas Parish (1875)
"SCRATCH-ALONG. To pull through hard times. ... a job of gardening I've just managed to scratch along ..."

5. The Dialect of Hartland, Devonshire by Richard Pearse Chope (1891)
"Weight of 20 Ibs. Oxen and pigs are often reckoned by the score. scratch along. To rub along ; just make a living. ' I 'm troubled to scratch along anyhow. ..."

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