Weekly Football Phrase: Scrape into

This week’s football expression is ‘scrape into’

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Scrape into

This week we look at the phrase ‘to scrape into‘ which is made up from the verb ‘to scrape‘ and the preposition ‘into‘ and means to just about make it or qualify for the next round – by the skin of your teeth. Sometimes the preposition ‘through‘ is used instead of ‘into‘ – England scraped through (to the next round). In the recent Champions League qualifying matches German side Schalke scraped into the group stage after a last-minute winner. It looked as if they might be knocked out by the Greek side PAOK Salonika but they scraped through. To scrape into.

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