keep one's head above water

idiom

: to avoid financial failure while having money problems
We have so much debt that we're barely able to keep our heads above water.

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“Keep one's head above water.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep%20one%27s%20head%20above%20water. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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