beyond the means of

idiom

: unaffordable by
He enjoys a style of living that is beyond the means of all but the wealthiest people.

Examples of beyond the means of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Notable about the 10 pound acoustic is that Richards wanted an electric, but the latter was beyond the means of his mother or anyone else the family knew. John Tamny, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2024 Meanwhile, insurance coverage isn’t automatic with new drug approvals, meaning out-of-pocket expenses for innovative medicines can go well beyond the means of many Chinese families. Kanoko Matsuyama, Bloomberg.com, 9 Jan. 2024 The cost of restoring and preserving the sailing barges is beyond the means of most patrons. William Booth, Washington Post, 24 July 2023 The pandemic and its economic fallout pushed people toward the poverty line, and advocates contend that even new, lower-cost housing being built is beyond the means of those with meager paychecks. Diti Kohli, BostonGlobe.com, 7 July 2023 To get the government to expand the list is a process beyond the means of Ketan and most small business owners. Andrew Wimer, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 The town hopes this month to nail down final approval from the Vermont Economic Progress Council for a $62 million financing plan, known as tax increment financing or TIF, to pay for infrastructure otherwise beyond the means of Killington’s 1,400 full-time residents. Russell Flannery, Forbes, 10 June 2022 The refugees’ arrival brought a demand for housing, and rents soared beyond the means of many Turks. New York Times, 20 Oct. 2021 This makes the solution elusive: fixing supply is largely beyond the means of the White House and Fed, but treating the problem as one of only demand could damage the economy. Greg Ip, WSJ, 8 Dec. 2021 See More

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“Beyond the means of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beyond%20the%20means%20of. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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