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make a living

To earn enough money in order to support oneself financially. If you quit your job at the hospital, how on earth will you make a living? Right now, I have to work three jobs just to make a living.
See also: living, make
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make a living

Earn enough to support oneself, as in Can he make a living as a freelance trumpeter? This term was first recorded in 1632.
See also: living, make
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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