living

living liv‧ing [ˈlɪvɪŋ] noun [singular]
the way in which you earn money in order to live, or the money that you earn:

• It is becoming more and more difficult just to earn a living.

• He was able to make a living as an actor.

• I don't know what he does for a living.

— see also cost of living, standard of living

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living UK US /ˈlɪvɪŋ/ noun
[S] the money you earn from the work you do: »

He earns a living as an IT consultant.

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More people are looking at alternative ways of making a living.

a good/comfortable/modest living »

He took a job in the City because he couldn't make a good living out of his writing.

do sth for a living — Cf. do sth for a living
[U] the way in which you live your life: living conditions/standards »

The investment poured into the region over the last 20 years has done much to improve living standards.

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Wages tend to be higher in the south, but so are living costs.

daily/everyday/day-to-day living »

The economic downturn has seen people struggle with the basic costs of day-to-day living.

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ethical/green/modern living

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rural/urban/city living

See also COST OF LIVING(Cf. ↑cost of living), STANDARD OF LIVING(Cf. ↑standard of living)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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