scratch (someone or something) together

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scratch (someone or something) together

To find and gather or collect (things or people) from various sources or locations. I managed to scratch together enough cash to get a bus out to Vancouver to see my girlfriend this weekend. How are we ever going to scratch enough people together to form a team by this weekend?
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It has been said that United have been playing badly but still scratching together results.
We have been scratching together two teams for a while now and we really would like to strengthen for this summer," said secretary Eric Chandler, who is second team captain and groundsman.
The Lakers turned a 55-52 lead to start the third into a 79-70 advantage to begin the fourth, scratching together enough solid possessions to make it work.
Eight of those 15 knocks have been in single figures and he looked very low on confidence when scratching together his ten runs against Sri Lanka last week.
Of course, whenI was younger Glastonbury was a mythical realm of sorts: after a year of hard slog at school or university (for ``hard slog'' read sleeping in until Neighbours,living off Pot Noodles and dog-ends,and scratching together enough of your student loan to go out and get bladdered watching New Fast Automatic Daffodils)Glastonbury promised another weekend of drug- fuelled and alcohol- laced freedom before you had to decamp back to your square parents for the endless summer.
He now wants another and, instead of just scratching together enough to break even, aims to make some serious money.
The group accumulated $400,000 by scratching together grants from a local developer along with funds from state and federal agencies.