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keep your head above water

C2 to just be able to manage, especially when you have financial difficulties: The business is in trouble, but we are just about keeping our heads above water.
(Definition of keep your head above water from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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keep your head above water

to just be able to continue doing what you do: The business is in trouble, but we’re keeping our heads above water.
(Definition of keep your head above water from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “keep your head above water”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指财务上)勉强应付过去, 惨淡经营…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指財務上)勉強應付過去, 慘淡經營…
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