live within/beyond one's means

idiom

: to be unable to afford the things that one buys or the way one lives

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“Live within/beyond one's means.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/live%20within%2Fbeyond%20one%27s%20means. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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