Meaning of “scrape a living” in the English Dictionary

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"scrape a living" in British English

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scrape a living

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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.

(Definition of “scrape a living” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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