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make ends meet

to have enough money to buy what you need to live: It’s not easy to make ends meet with a big family, but somehow we manage.
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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
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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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