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"living wage" in British English

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living wagenoun [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 ​livingwage but only by ​working 72 ​hours a ​week.
(Definition of living wage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"living wage" in Business English

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living wagenoun [S]

uk   us  
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 ​livingwage. Leading ​firms have been criticized for ​failing to ensure that ​workers are ​paid a ​livingwage. fight for/​demand a ​livingwage have/​offer/receive a ​livingwage
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living-wage
adjective [before noun]
The ​Assemblyapproved a living-wage ​bill setting a ​minimumlivingwagestatewide.
(Definition of living wage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “living wage”
in Chinese (Simplified) 生活费, 仅够维持基本生活的钱…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生活費, 僅夠維持基本生活的錢…
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