earn a living

idiom

: to earn the money needed for food, clothing, etc.
She's just trying to earn a living.

Examples of earn a living in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His magnum opus for television was about a poet who tries to earn a living as a television writer. Deborah Treisman, The New Yorker, 1 July 2024 Many service workers have come to depend on gratuities to earn a living. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, 13 May 2024 No one should be put in unsafe circumstances while trying to earn a living. Raven Brunner, Peoplemag, 19 June 2024 Look no further than Resorts World in Southeast Queens where all employees, down to those sweeping the floors at night, are unionized and earn a living wage with benefits. Donovan Richards, New York Daily News, 12 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for earn a living 

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“Earn a living.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earn%20a%20living. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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