scrape by

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Verb1.scrape by - manage one's existence barely; "I guess I can squeeze by on this lousy salary"
get by, grapple, make do, cope, manage, contend, deal, make out - come to terms with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

w>scrape by

vi (lit)sich vorbeizwängen; (fig)sich durchwursteln (inf)(on mit)
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Yoshimi and Hirotaka have developed a CCD image system which identifies high points to scrape by applying thin coats of marking compounds to specimen surface [2], [3].
It would be a shame to sour an active scrape by applying too much, or bad scent.
Why couldn't I get a mature buck on the hot scrape by my tree?