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living wage

noun [S] uk   us  
enough money to buy the things that are necessary in order to live, such as food and clothes: He does make a living wage but only by working 72 hours a week.Earning money and money earnedGeneral words for amounts of moneyLarge amounts of moneySmall amounts of money
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