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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.
Translations of “living wage”
in Chinese (Traditional) 生活費, 僅夠維持基本生活的錢…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生活费, 仅够维持基本生活的钱…
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