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live on sth

phrasal verb with live uk   us   /lɪv/ verb

(MONEY)

B2 If you live on an amount of money, that is the money that you use to buy the things that you need: We lived on very little when we first got married.
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(FOOD)

B2 to only eat a particular type of food: I more or less live on pasta.
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