live above (someone or something)

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live above (someone or something)

To make one's home above someone or something. I live above a musician, and he's constantly keeping me awake with his practicing. I lived above a convenience store when I was a college student, so I never had to go far to get household essentials.
See also: above, live
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live above someone or something

 and live over someone or something
to live in a place that is at a higher level than someone or something; to dwell directly over someone or something. We used to live above a small grocery store. Now we live over a student, who often has noisy parties.
See also: above, live
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Thedora keeps nodding her head, and saying that you have taken to living above your income.
But the cream- coloured house (supposed to be modelled on the private hotels of the Parisian aristocracy) was there as a visible proof of her moral courage; and she throned in it, among pre-Revolutionary furniture and souvenirs of the Tuileries of Louis Napoleon (where she had shone in her middle age), as placidly as if there were nothing peculiar in living above Thirty-fourth Street, or in having French windows that opened like doors instead of sashes that pushed up.
To prevent Filipinos from getting poorer, the government must craft policies that also help even those living above the poverty line.
A WOMAN has told of her harrowing year-long 'torture' living above a rowdy 24-hour Costcutter plagued by anti-social behaviour.
While urging the upgraded monarchs to justify their appointment by living above board, the special adviser said the present administration of Alhaji Yahaya Bello, hold traditional institutions in high esteem and would continue to accord priority to their welfare.
The blaze caused PS80,000 worth of damage and a huge amount of disruption - one of the tenants living above even had to be rushed to hospital to get emergency medication because her insulin was destroyed.
The blaze caused [pounds sterling]80,000 worth of damage and a huge amount of disruption - one of the tenants living above even had to be rushed to hospital to get emergency medication because her insulin was destroyed.
Like the devaluation of currency, the amnesty schemes and loan waivers increase the number of poor persons living below the poverty base line: and increases the number of persons legally living above the ultra-rich category, who only pay 10pc of the tax revenue compared with 17pc share of the poor.
The court heard that Earnshaw, then 41, fell off the wagon during his time living above the Red Lion pub in Dyserth, where he could "see (alcohol) and smell it every day".
We have high rise buildings going up all over the city and, if there was a fire, then it is a good chance anyone working or living above the 15th floor would be on their own.
Using data from the Healthy Aging in Neighbor-hoods of Diversity Across the Life Span study, researchers found that black men living below poverty had a nearly 2.7 times higher risk of death compared to black men living above 125 percent of the federal poverty line.
A family living above the award-winning shop in Bathgate, West Lothian, managed to escape before the fire could trap them.
West Mercia Police said there were families living above the shop.
However, researchers also noted that living above 4,900 feet was detrimental to those suffering from chronic pulmonary disease.
Summary: A man has broken a Guinness World Record for tightrope walking after living above Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium for 60 days.