Been on the scrounge for - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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be on the scrounge (for something)
To be asking for something without intending to do or give anything in exchange. Primarily heard in UK. A: "Tommy's on the scrounge for money again." B: "That kid needs to get a job."
be/go on the ˈscrounge (for something) (British English, informal, disapproving) ask somebody for money, food, etc. without doing any work for it or paying for it: She’s always on the scrounge for cigarettes. Why doesn’t she buy her own?