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English definition of “living wage”

living wage

noun [S]    
money you earn from your job that is enough to pay for the things you need to live , such as food and a home : Many people are forced to take on two jobs to earn a living wage . Leading firms have been criticized for failing to ensure that workers are paid a living wage . fight for/ demand a living wage have/ offer / receive a living wage → Compare minimum wage
living-wage adjective [before noun]
(Definition of living wage noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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