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To have just enough money - synonyms or related words



if you can afford something, you have enough money to be able to pay for it. This word usually follows “can,” “could,” or “be able to”

eke out

to get just enough money or food to be able to continue to exist



to stay alive when you do not have much food or money

get by

to have just enough of something such as money or knowledge so that you can do what you need to do

scrape by

to have enough money to pay for the things that you really need in order to live, but no more



to have enough money to pay for something

make (both) ends meet

to have just enough money to buy the things that you need

live from hand to mouth

to have just enough money or food to stay alive



to have enough money to pay for something

scratch a living

to manage to earn only just enough money to live


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