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Meaning of “make ends meet” in the English Dictionary

"make ends meet" in British English

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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
(Definition of make ends meet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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make ends meet

to have enough ​money to ​buy what you need to ​live: It’s not ​easy to make ​endsmeet with a ​bigfamily, but ​somehow we ​manage.
(Definition of make ends meet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “make ends meet”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使收支刚能相抵…
in Turkish iki yakasını bir araya getirmek…
in Russian сводить концы с концами…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使收支剛好能相抵…
in Polish wiązać koniec z końcem…
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