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

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    #1

    Keep your head above water


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    Re: Keep your head above water

    Well, this one was easy.

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    Re: Keep your head above water

    Yes, definitely easy.

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    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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    Re: Keep your head above water

    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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    Re: Keep your head above water

    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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    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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    #9

    Re: Keep your head above water

    second is the correct one.


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    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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