scratch together

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scratch together

To find and gather or collect things or people from various sources or locations. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scratch" and "up." 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's amazing how you try to scratch things together. The sums of money in the larger scheme of the state budget are nothing, but it's big to us," Northcutt said.