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Verb: scrape along  skreyp u'long [N. Amer], skreyp u'lóng [Brit]
  1. Manage one's existence barely
    "I guess I can scrape along on this lousy salary";
    - scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by, rub along

Derived forms: scraped along, scrapes along, scraping along

Type of: contend, cope, deal, get by, grapple, make do, manage