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    Wink I give her allowance, but she's not living up to it

    hi , dear teacher

    whats the meaning of this


    I give her allowance, but she's not
    living up to it, wearing me out!

    what does it refer to ? and whats the meaning of living up to?

    so thanks

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    Re: I give her allowance, but she's not living up to it

    Quote Originally Posted by saramehr View Post
    hi , dear teacher

    whats the meaning of this


    I give her allowance, but she's not
    living up to it. She's wearing me out!

    what does it refer to ? and whats the meaning of living up to?

    so thanks
    It sounds as though she was given an allowance with the understanding that she would be following certain rules or doing certain things in exchange. It is probably a shorter way of saying that she is not "living up to her end of the bargain."

    That is the kind of the thing that does, indeed, wear out (exhaust) many parents. (It never happened to me, fortunately.)

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