scrape together


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Her mother can't scrape together the money for her biology textbook, and her best friend has abandoned her for a dangerous relationship.
Can you imagine Portugal, Spain and especially Greece discouraging tourists when they are desperate for every "groat" they can scrape together.
Can you imagine Portugal, Spain and especially Greece discouraging tourists when they are desperate for every 'groat' they can scrape together - with regard to Spain, the economy of the Canary Islands would collapse without its all year round tourist trade.
UNDEREMPLOYED people across Tyneside are desperate to work more hours to scrape together cash for their families, figures suggest.
The rich, waited on by servants, could enjoy a nine or 10-course meal while the poor often could only scrape together bread and margarine.
Real hunting is taking turns getting the kids to and from football and soccer, while the other one gets to scrape together a few hours to sit in the tree.
45pm John McGlynn had to help Raith Rovers scrape together some cash when his old club was on its knees.
With just four League games remaining (two away, two at home), coach Jody Shaw realises his side still need to scrape together a handful of points to keep out of the relegation area (3.
If you run out of the government voucher and then you run out of your own money, you're left to scrape together charity care, go without care, die sooner.
Let's hope there's enough left in the Old Trafford coffers after his new wage bill for them to scrape together a couple of summer signings.
In many cases it has left their expartners as a single parent, struggling to scrape together enough money to buy food and clothes for their children.
But it's bad news for Irish twins John and Edward Grimes - dubbed "vile creatures" by Simon Cowell - who managed to scrape together just 35,000 hits, 20 times less than Danyl.