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owe sb a living

informal
If you say that someone thinks that people owe him or her a living, you mean that that person thinks that he or she deserves to be paid without having to work hard for it: He seems to think the world owes him a living. No one owes you a living.
(Definition of owe sb a living from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “owe sb a living”
in Chinese (Simplified) 有义务养活(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有義務養活(某人)…
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