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To have just enough money - thesaurus

Synonyms

afford

verb

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

subsist

verb

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

cover

verb

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

stretch

verb

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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keep body and soul together

to have just enough money to buy food and other necessary things

keep the wolf from the door

to manage to earn enough money to buy food and other essential things

keep your head above water

to manage to live or keep a business working even though you are not earning much money

support

verb

to get enough money to pay for an activity, habit, or interest, especially a bad one such as taking drugs

within someone’s reach

used for saying that someone can have or do something because they have enough money or skill

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