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live on sth

phrasal verb with live
 
 
/lɪv/ verb
if you live on an amount of money, that is the money that you use to buy the things that you need: Nearly 5 million of Morocco's 33 million people live on less than $2 a day, according to the World Bank.live on a budget/a low income/a fixed income etc. Many retired people living on fixed incomes need to estimate what the purchasing power of money will be over long periods in the future.
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