make ends meet

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to have enough money to cover expenses; to get by financially; to get through the pay period (sufficient to meet the next payday)

Although most of the poor and displaced in Khartoum struggle to make ends meet, a very small number not only find work, but form small co-operatives.

Barely earn enough money to survive, live on the edge of poverty
make both ends meet
Make (both) ends meet: Earn just enough money to live on
can hardly make ends meet
barely pays his bills each month, cannot really afford much
could hardly make ends meet
barley earned enough money to pay his bills, barely earned enough to survive
make both ends meet
live within one's financial ability, spend only as much or less than one earns
make ends meet

    Türkische aussprache

    meyk endz mit


    /ˈmāk ˈendz ˈmēt/ /ˈmeɪk ˈɛndz ˈmiːt/


    [ 'mAk ] (verb.) before 12th century. The earliest known use of the phrase is from Thomas Fuller’s The History of the Worthies of England of about 1661: “Worldly wealth he cared not for, desiring only to make both ends meet; and as for that little that lapped over he gave it to pious uses”. But, it is most likely that the idiom was of common usage long before being penned by Fuller.


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