make a living

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make a living

Earn enough to support oneself, as in Can he make a living as a freelance trumpeter? This term was first recorded in 1632.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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