scratch together


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scratch together

or

scratch up

vb
(tr, adverb) to assemble with difficulty: he scratched up a team for the football match.
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Making something from scratch together is the best-ever bonding opp.
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But the question is whether they'll improve enough to scratch together six wins, and get back to a bowl game.
If I can scratch together the pounds 50 she wants I shall spoof her for it double or quits and teach her a salutary lesson.
The council is still looking at whether to close some outright, or whether it can limit opening hours across the board as it tries to scratch together a pounds 500,000 cut.