||have just enough to live, get by
||We can scrape by if we sell the car and the TV.
|scrape me off the ceiling
||help me become normal or recover from shock
||If I win a million dollars, you'll have to scrape me off the ceiling.
|scrape the bottom of the barrel
||use the last ones or the worst ones, seconds
||He's a bad referee. We scraped the bottom of the barrel to find him.
||money, cash, bread, moola
||If we sell these bottles, we'll have enough scratch to buy cigarettes.
||remove from the list, cancel
||I saw the list of players on the team. I've been scratched.
|scratch the surface
||barely begin, uncover only a few facts
||His first lecture on Stravinsky only scratched the surface. He told us
the basic facts about the composer.
|scratch your head
||feel confused, wonder who or why
||They're still scratching their heads about who assassinated Kennedy.
||homemade liquor, hooch, moonshine
||We can't afford a bottle of gin, so I bought a jug of screech.
||cheat, shaft, get an unfair advantage (also see get screwed)
||Twice I tried to strike a deal with him and twice he screwed me.
||have sex with, make love
||When he heard the bed squeaking he knew they were screwing.