Make Ends Meet

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To have just enough money to have things that you need

Etymology:

  • Some word experts think that in 17th century the total sum was renowned as making ends meet because of the figures columns’ end which were added up. In 18th century, some believe it as making the ends meet of financial year.
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I have to work at two jobs to make ends meet.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Make Ends Meet':

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