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English definition of “make ends meet”

make ends meet

to have just enough money to pay for the things that you need: I've taken a second job in the evenings just to make ends meet .Coping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduringPaying and spending money
(Definition of make ends meet from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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