earn one's keep

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Definition of earn one's keep

: to earn what is needed to support oneself He will do anything to earn his keep.

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“Earn one's keep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earn%20one%27s%20keep. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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