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verb (intr, adverb) British
to continue in spite of difficulties
to maintain an amicable relationship; not quarrel
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How to use rub along in a sentence
We have had our arrangements put back twelve hours, but even that makes no difference; I shall rub along somehow.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie|George Brenton Laurie
As to ourselves at Cambridge, why, I fancy we shall be able to rub along quite comfortably, thank you.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. IV of IV.|Charles L. Graves
They ARE pretty close-fisted here, for a fact, but you can manage to rub along somehow.The Damnation of Theron Ware|Harold Frederic
But for a long time they tried to rub along with no more government or leadership than the needs of war required.Impressions of South Africa|James Bryce
If it suits you, I guess we can make out to rub along on your Jan an' my dogs right through to Edmonton.Jan|A. J. Dawson