Idiom: make ends meet
— After I lost my job, I didn’t have enough to make ends meet so I had to sleep on my sister’s couch and eat lots of spaghetti.
— When I was 15 years old, my parents were so grateful that I got a job to help us make ends meet.
— We wanted my wife to stay home after our baby was born but we couldn't make ends meet without her salary.
— I was able to make ends meet with the help of food stamps. I had a full-time job but as a single parent, I still couldn't pay all of my bills without government support.
— How will me make ends meet living in San Francisco? I don't think it's wise for us to relocate unless I can find a job too.
— It's really hard for college graduates to make ends meet with huge student loan payments so many people in their 20s and 30s have to move back into their parents' homes.
— I'm sorry but I'd never be able to make ends meet on that salary. Before I interviewed, you asked for the salary range I expected and this is far below that minimum amount.
— My sister lives in New York City and makes almost $200,000 annually but she still cannot make ends meet.
— It's not as private or quiet, but living in a group home has made it easy for me to make ends meet and even start saving for my first home.
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