do for a living

idiom

: to have as one's job
What do you do for a living?

Examples of do for a living in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What does Josh Hall do for a living? Katie Bowlby, Country Living, 29 Dec. 2022 And what did your folks do for a living? Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Aug. 2022 What does Jimmy Tatro do for a living? Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 14 Apr. 2023 Where were you born and raised and what did your folks do for a living? Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Nov. 2022 What did Jeffrey Dahmer do for a living? Chaise Sanders, Country Living, 30 Sep. 2022 What did your father do for a living? Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 27 May 2022 Another aside: Villeneuve was asked one of the all-time worst questions by a reporter who wanted to know, what did his father do for a living? Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 May 2022 However, this is exactly what market research groups in companies routinely do for a living. Shivaram Rajgopal, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022

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“Do for a living.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/do%20for%20a%20living. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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