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make ends meet

C1 (Indian English make both ends meet) to have just enough money to pay for the things that you need
Translations of “make ends meet”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使收支剛好能相抵…
in Russian сводить концы с концами…
in Turkish iki yakasını bir araya getirmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使收支刚能相抵…
in Polish wiązać koniec z końcem…
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