one's keep

noun

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: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/one%27s%20keep. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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