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English definition of “scrape a living”

scrape a living

UK
to only just earn enough money to provide yourself with food , clothing , and a place to live : He settled in Paris , where he scraped a living writing short stories and magazine articles .Coping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduringEarning money and money earnedPoverty and poor
(Definition of scrape a living from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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