rub along

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rub along manage one's existence barely "I guess I can squeeze by on this lousy salary"
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Usage

In literature:

We can rub along, you know.
"The Dark Tower" by Phyllis Bottome
If he can rub along, he is even happy.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
With some rubbing and shaking I brought the poor fellow back to life, and helped him along until we rejoined Chanden Sing.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
Mother has been very much put to it lately to rub along.
"The Big Bow Mystery" by I. Zangwill
Farther along he started to call her Bill Loo, but rubbed it out and substituted Lady Girl (with capitals).
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
A bit along the path I was brought to a clear stand, and had to rub my eyes.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
In fact, I've rubbed along that way ever since I got adrift from England and respectability.
"The Recipe for Diamonds" by Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
And for a couple of years we managed to rub along without any scandals.
"Aliens" by William McFee
We are all losing, and must get along as we can; and Mr. Stanton must bear some rubs as well as the rest of us.
"The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
He gave him a dose of something or other that made the pain let up a little, and Si managed to rub along through the night.
"Si Klegg, Book 1 (of 6) His Transformation From A Raw Recruit To A Veteran" by John McElroy
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In poetry:

Then came the time that I didn't look up to the sky,
Even though the heavens were full of clouds,
I didn't reach to the flight of the strange thing
That with my shadow rubbed along side my life.
"The Clouds" by Martinus Nijhoff

In news:

So when it came time to quit, he decided to really rub it in his boss' face by bringing along his 19-piece brass band , the What Cheer.
So when it came time to quit, he decided to really rub it in his boss' face by bringing along his 19-piece brass band, the What Cheer.
According to a police report, the unnamed suspect rubbed a finger along the victim's butt crack, prompting her to clench her buttocks .
Rub it loose with a bar of soap along the zipper's teeth.
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