View Poll Results: If you're keeping your head above water,

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  • you are making a lot of money.

    141 9.16%
  • you are making just enough money to survive.

    1,297 84.22%
  • you aren't making any money.

    102 6.62%
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    Default Keep your head above water


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    Default Re: Keep your head above water

    Well, this one was easy.

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    Default Re: Keep your head above water

    Yes, definitely easy.

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    Default Re: Keep your head above water

    Can we say that this is just the same as "to eke out a living" ?

    Thanks for replies in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    Can we say that this is just the same as "to eke out a living" ?

    Thanks for replies in advance!
    I thought you were right, but I confirmed it too. It's "barely managing", also "making something last by being frugal".

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyMan View Post
    I thought you were right, but I confirmed it too. It's "barely managing", also "making something last by being frugal".
    Thanks for the answer.

    Could you please also confirm that "to get by" is along the same lines with the poll idiom and "to eke out" ?

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    Default Re: Keep your head above water

    Sorry, yes that's what I meant when I wrote you were right. I specifically looked it up to be sure.
    These were the meaning in the dictionary: "barely managing", "making something last by being frugal".
    I hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyMan View Post
    I thought you were right, but I confirmed it too. It's "barely managing", also "making something last by being frugal".
    This is similar to making a living hand to mouth.

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    Default Re: Keep your head above water

    second is the correct one.


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    Default Re: Keep your head above water

    Now students can select Correct answer: It simply means : to have just enough money to live or to continue a business With extra income from private sponsorship, the club is just about managing to keep its head above water.

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