make a living

Definition of make a living

:to earn the money one needs to pay for housing, food, etc.
  • He made a living by working as a cook.

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

living play
  1. : having life

  2. : active, functioning

  3. : exhibiting the life or motion of nature : natural

  1. : the condition of being alive

  2. : means of subsistence : livelihood

  3. : estate, property


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