someone or something owes you a living

think the world owes (one) a living

To believe that one is entitled to financial wellbeing or a comfortable life without having to work for it. Our parents worked every day of their lives to give us a better, more comfortable life, so it isn't a complete surprise that kids of my generation grew up thinking the world owes them a living.
See also: living, owe, think, world

someone or something owes you a living

used to express disapproval of someone who expects to receive financial support or other benefits without doing any work.
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