means of support

noun phrase

Definition of means of support

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

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“Means of support.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/means%20of%20support. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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