one's keep


: the amount of money a person needs to pay for food, clothing, a place to live, etc.
used in the phrase earn one's keep
She's been living off her parents long enough. It's time for her to get a job and start earning her keep.

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“One's keep.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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