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Meaning of “owe sb a living” in the English Dictionary

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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 ​personthinks that he or she ​deserves to be ​paid without having to ​work hard for it: He ​seems to ​think the ​worldowes 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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