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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For a mother of two teenagers itching to move out and a varsity coach for the boys' team at Agoura High and the girls at Calabasas High, O'Hara admits that whatever income she scratches together now from volleyball goes toward family snowboarding vacations each winter.