means of support

noun phrase

: a way to pay for the things that one needs to live : source of income
She has no visible means of support.

Examples of means of support in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sharone also discusses broad policy changes that could help disable the unemployment stigma trap, such as strengthening social safety nets and doing more to decouple health care and other means of support from employment. Karla L. Miller, Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2024 International aid groups provide food and other means of support to about 63% of people in Gaza. Israel stopped allowing deliveries of food, fuel and other supplies to Gaza’s 2.3 million residents on Oct. 10, 2023, and is reportedly preparing for a ground invasion. Topher L. McDougal, Fortune, 13 Oct. 2023 Officials are projecting a $538 million budget deficit next year, with spending pressured by inflation and a surge in asylum seekers who have arrived in Chicago with no money or means of support. Isis Almeida, Fortune, 18 Sep. 2023 Yet Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s team has an opposite reputation for proposing more extensive and effective means of support to Ukraine, for moral and geopolitical reasons. Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner, 30 Aug. 2023 But his chief means of support is a small recording studio that’s a losing proposition. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 4 Aug. 2023 Patients would receive screenings, safety risk assessments, guidance from mental health professionals, assistance in alcohol and/or drug withdrawal, and other means of support. George Wiebe, Chicago Tribune, 14 June 2023 The city has taken on a symbolic value that may outweigh its strategic importance, though Prigozhin has long accused Russian military leaders of ignoring his requests for more ammunition and other means of support. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 5 May 2023 See More

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“Means of support.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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