make a living from

(redirected from make a living by doing)

make a living from (doing) (something)

To earn enough money from something or some pursuit that one is able to support oneself on that alone. I can't make a living from my art or anything, but I love doing it and the bit of extra income it provides is certainly appreciated. I never thought I'd make a living from sculpting my own pottery, but it's actually proven to be very lucrative.
See also: living, make
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make a living from something

 and make a living by doing something
to earn a living from something or by doing something. John makes a living from painting houses. Can you really make a living by selling jewelry?
See also: living, make
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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