rub along

rub along Brit. informal cope or get along without undue difficulty.
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  • rub along — verb manage one s existence barely I guess I can squeeze by on this lousy salary • Syn: ↑scrape along, ↑scrape by, ↑scratch along, ↑squeak by, ↑squeeze by • Hypernyms: ↑cop …   Useful english dictionary

  • rub along — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms rub along : present tense I/you/we/they rub along he/she/it rubs along present participle rubbing along past tense rubbed along past participle rubbed along British to live or work with someone in a friendly …   English dictionary

  • rub along — PHR V RECIP If two people rub along or if one person rubs along with another, they are able to live or work together in a fairly friendly way, usually when you would not expect them to. [BRIT, INFORMAL] [pl n V P] North and South had officials at …   English dictionary

  • rub along — Brit. informal cope or get along without undue difficulty. → rub …   English new terms dictionary

  • rub along (with somebody) — ˌrub aˈlong (with sb/together) derived (BrE, informal) (of two people) to live or work together in a friendly enough way • We manage to rub along together fairly well. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rub along (with together) — ˌrub aˈlong (with sb/together) derived (BrE, informal) (of two people) to live or work together in a friendly enough way • We manage to rub along together fairly well. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • To rub along — Rub Rub, v. i. 1. To move along the surface of a body with pressure; to grate; as, a wheel rubs against the gatepost. [1913 Webster] 2. To fret; to chafe; as, to rub upon a sore. [1913 Webster] 3. To move or pass with difficulty; as, to rub… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rub — /rub/, v., rubbed, rubbing, n. v.t. 1. to subject the surface of (a thing or person) to pressure and friction, as in cleaning, smoothing, polishing, coating, massaging, or soothing: to rub a table top with wax polish; to rub the entire back area …   Universalium

  • rub — ► VERB (rubbed, rubbing) 1) apply firm pressure to (a surface) with a repeated back and forth motion. 2) move to and fro against a surface while pressing or grinding against it. 3) apply with a rubbing action. 4) (rub down) dry, smooth, or clean… …   English terms dictionary

  • Rub — Rub, v. i. 1. To move along the surface of a body with pressure; to grate; as, a wheel rubs against the gatepost. [1913 Webster] 2. To fret; to chafe; as, to rub upon a sore. [1913 Webster] 3. To move or pass with difficulty; as, to rub through… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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