live beyond (one's) means

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live beyond (one's) means

To spend or owe more money than one is earning or is able to repay. They've been living beyond their means for some time now, but they're too proud to move out of that giant house or give up their expensive cars. Being so poor during college taught me from very early on not to live beyond my means once I got a steady job. If you keep living beyond your means, you'll deplete your bank account before you know it.
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live beyond one's means

to spend more money than one can afford. The Browns are deeply in debt because they are living beyond their means. I keep a budget so that I don't live beyond my means.
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live beyond/within your ˈmeans

live on more/less money than you have or earn: They seemed wealthy but they were living well beyond their means.I find it very hard to live within my means.
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She didn't just financial difficulty wasn't a case money Detective Richard Detective Constable Richard Potts, of West Midlands Police's economic crime unit, said: "She has amassed a huge amount of debt simply through living beyond her means.
Prosecutor Deborah Carroll told the court: "It was quite clear that the accused appeared to be living beyond her means.
Cerian Edwards was living beyond her means and had been on a number of holidays abroad, it was alleged in court.
She dabbled in cannabis and cocaine, living beyond her means with a decadent lifestyle.
Alistair David, defending, said: "She was buying heroin daily and was living beyond her means.
To all intents and purposes she was living beyond her means buying a 50inch plasma TV and new car while on benefit.
When aspiring actress Lucy Dolan is found shot dead in her apartment above a busy delicatessen, investigators realise she's been living beyond her means.
A SENIOR nurse who was living beyond her means helped herself to patients'' cash.