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make ends meet

verb as in get by

verb as in live

verb as in skimp

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Example Sentences

During what she describes as a “low point,” Banks worked at a strip club in Queens to make ends meet.

Both the general public and economic elites have a lot of sympathy for janitors who are trying to make ends meet.

Budgets are out of control because government executives lack flexibility to shave here and there to make ends meet.

And customers at the lower end of the income skill are struggling to make ends meet, which pinches their discretionary spending.

To make ends meet, physicians have had to increase the number of patients they see.

It never succeeded in making ends meet financially, but it did make ends meet politically.

He had never returned, and ever since the Widow Geiser had been hard put to make ends meet.

Father was getting on, but they were poor and had a hard time to make ends meet.

It's by no means certain that I shall make ends meet this year.'

Being poor, both parents and children had to work hard and use strict economy to make ends meet.


On this page you'll find 231 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to make ends meet, such as: conserve, cut down, scrimp, manage, retrench, and shepherd.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.