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- v. to have enough money to cover expenses; to get by financially; to get through the pay period (sufficient to meet the next payday).
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It’s more like social-lite who seems to think we can make ends meet through volunteer work and community building.
My father felt keenly his responsibility to the families of the men who sailed for him, families who often struggled to make ends meet despite the decent wages paid to them by LeGrand, Delaurier and Company.
To make ends meet that summer, I lived frugally on a steady diet of potpies and grilled cheese sandwiches.