earn a living

earn money by working, make a living

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • earn your living — phrase to earn enough money to pay for everything you need Everyone should have the means to earn their own living. Thesaurus: to earn or to get moneysynonym Main entry: earn …   Useful english dictionary

  • earn a living — (also earn your living) ► to be paid the money that you need to live on: »He earns a living as a self employed consultant. Main Entry: ↑earn …   Financial and business terms

  • earn a living — To make money Ex: We need to get a good job to earn a decent living …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • earn your living — to earn enough money to pay for everything you need Everyone should have the means to earn their own living …   English dictionary

  • earn — [ɜːn ǁ ɜːrn] verb 1. [intransitive, transitive] to be paid money for the work you do: • The managing director s personal assistant earned £35,000 last year. • She earns a very respectable wage. • Some young people want to start earning as soon as …   Financial and business terms

  • living — liv‧ing [ˈlɪvɪŋ] noun [singular] the way in which you earn money in order to live, or the money that you earn: • It is becoming more and more difficult just to earn a living. • He was able to make a living as an actor. • I don t know what he does …   Financial and business terms

  • earn — W2S2 [ə:n US ə:rn] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(money for work)¦ 2¦(profit)¦ 3¦(something deserved)¦ 4 earn your/its keep ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: earnian] 1.) ¦(MONEY FOR WORK)¦ [I and T] to receive a particular amount of money for the work that you do ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • earn — [ ɜrn ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to receive money for work that you do: She doesn t earn much money, but she enjoys the work. Most people here earn about $60,000 a year. His illness has affected his ability to earn. a ) transitive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • living wage — ➔ wage * * * living wage UK US noun [S] ► money you earn from your job that is enough to pay for the things you need to live, such as food and a home: »Many people are forced to take on two jobs to earn a living wage. »Leading firms have been… …   Financial and business terms

  • living-wage — UK US noun [S] ► money you earn from your job that is enough to pay for the things you need to live, such as food and a home: »Many people are forced to take on two jobs to earn a living wage. »Leading firms have been criticized for failing to… …   Financial and business terms

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