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make ends meet

Definitions

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make ends meet
     1. v. to have enough money to cover expenses, to get by financially, to get through the pay period (sufficient to meet the next payday).
Analysis
make
     1. vi. To behave, to act.
     2. vt. To create, construct(,) or produce.
     3. v. (linguistics, transitive) To form (e.g. a word out of morphemes, or a sentence out of words).
     4. v. To constitute.
     5. v. (construed with of typically interrogative) To interpret.
Ends
     1. n. plural of End
     2. n. plural of end
     3. v. third-person singular of end
     end
          1. n. The final point of something in space or time.
          2. n. Death.
          3. n. Result.
          4. n. A purpose, goal, or aim.
          5. n. (cricket) One of the two parts of the ground used as a descriptive name for half of the ground.
meet
     1. v. To come face to face with by accident, to encounter.
     2. v. To come face to face with someone by arrangement.
     3. v. To be introduced to someone.
     4. v. To converge and finally touch or intersect.
     5. v. to gather for a formal discussion.

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Well, with the recent real estate bust, we are finding it difficult to make ends meet

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