American Idioms and Expressions

Make A Living Idiom

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make a living
What does make a living mean?
earn enough money to liveHe cannot make a living by only doing a part-time job.
make a living
What does make a living mean?
to earn enough money to liveThe man works hard to make a living and support his family.
make a living
What does make a living mean?
to earn enough money to live The man works hard to make a living and support his family.

make a living
What does make a living mean?
to earn enough money to live The man cannot make a living by only doing a part-time job.


Some Random Idioms
Keep your chin up
What does "Keep your chin up" mean?
(UK) This expression is used to tell someone to have confidence.
stuck in traffic
What does "stuck in traffic" mean?
to be caught in a traffic jamWe were stuck in traffic for about one hour this morning.
shellacked
What does "shellacked" mean?
defeated; beaten (often in a game or other contest)
dike
What does "dike" mean?
lesbian
allow for (someone or something)
What does "allow for (someone or something)" mean?
to plan to have enough of something, to plan on the possibility of somethingWe must allow for enough time to go to the stadium.
get a black eye
What does "get a black eye" mean?
to get a bruise near one's eye from being hit, to have one's reputation harmedThe little boy got a black eye when he bumped into the door.
have one's finger in too many pies
What does "have one's finger in too many pies" mean?
be involved in too many thingsThe woman has her finger in too many pies and is unable to do her work well.
in good conscience
What does "in good conscience" mean?
having good motivesI wrote the letter and complained to the woman in good conscience.
five by five
What does "five by five" mean?
idiom. okay; all's well; all's good; everything is fine. Five by five. We're ready to start.

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