live within one's means

Definition of live within one's means

  1. :  to spend money only on what one can afford He began to save money when he finally learned to live within his means.

Word by Word Definitions

liveplay
  1. :  to be alive :  have the life of an animal or plant

    :  to continue alive

    :  to maintain oneself :  subsist

  1. :  having life :  living

    :  existing in fact or reality :  actual

    :  exerting force or containing energy: such as

  1. :  at the actual time of occurrence :  during, from, or at a live production

meanplay means
  1. :  to have in the mind as a purpose :  intend

    :  to design for or destine to a specified purpose or future

    :  to serve or intend to convey, show, or indicate :  signify

  1. :  lacking distinction or eminence :  humble

    :  lacking in mental discrimination :  dull

    :  of poor, shabby, or inferior quality or status

  1. :  occupying a middle position :  intermediate in space, order, time, kind, or degree

    :  occupying a position about midway between extremes

    :  being the mean of a set of values :  average

  1. :  something intervening or intermediate

    :  a middle point between extremes

    :  a value that lies within a range of values and is computed according to a prescribed law: such as


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