make ends meet

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make ends meet [idiom]

To earn money which is only enough to cover your expenses

make ends meet - دخل و خرج را جور کردن

دخل و خرج را جور کردن، از پس هزینه های امرار معاش برآمدن


Sara gets a descent salary, bust she has to be careful about extra expenses to make both ends meet.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

make ends meet

to have only just enough money to buy the things you need When Mike lost his job, we could barely make ends meet.

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

make (both) ends meet

make (both) ends ˈmeet idiom
to earn just enough money to be able to buy the things you need

Many families struggle to make ends meet.

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 4th Edition

make ends meet

C1 ( Indian English make both ends meet ) to have just enough money to pay for the things that you need

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Collins Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary

to make ends meet


If you find it difficult to make ends meet, you can only just manage financially because you hardly have enough money for the things you need.

With Betty's salary they barely made ends meet.

Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Dictionary

make ends meet : to pay for the things that you need to live when you have little money
• We had a hard time making ends meet.