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English definition of “scrape a living”

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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.
Translations of “scrape a living”
in Chinese (Traditional) 勉強度日…
in Chinese (Simplified) 勉强度日…
(Definition of scrape a living from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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