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    Tide sb over

    This amount of money should tide me over until I get a job.
    Can I simply say This amount of money should tide me over ? Would there be something missing?

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    Re: Tide sb over

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    This amount of money should tide me over until I get a job.
    Can I simply say This amount of money should tide me over ? Would there be something missing?
    Yes you can say that.
    You can even say "This should tide me over", as long as people know what you're talking out.
    Another phrase is "get me by", which can mean the same as "tide me over" but is more general.

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    Re: Tide sb over

    I see. "I get by with a little help from my friends" can refer to money or any other kind of help, whereas "A little help from my friends will tide me over" (probably until the end of the month) refers to some financial help... Right?
    Last edited by beachboy; 22-Dec-2008 at 07:57.

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    Re: Tide sb over

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    I see. "I get by with a little helps from my friends" can refer to money or any other kind of help, whereas "A little help from my friends will tide me over" (probably until the end of the month) refers to some financial help... Right?
    Yes, that's a good way of looking at it.

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    Re: Tide sb over

    Note:
    The word "help" is a noncount noun. (You cannot have two or more helps.)


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    Re: Tide sb over

    God, maybe Ive been drinking too much... "With a little help from my friends" is another Beatles` song... Ive commited a sin, and I apologize... Lack of attention....

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    Re: Tide sb over

    Im not a teacher.

    Hi beachboy,

    There are a few interpretations of the expression in question as well as a few sentences concerning the same expressions:

    tide over = support through a difficult period, as in

    I asked my brother for &100 to tide me over until payday.

    This expression alludes to the way the tide carries something.

    tide over = suffice for a period between two points

    Synonyms: bridge over, keep going

    Will 10 pounds tide you over untile you get your wages?

    He sold his car to tide him over his period of unemployment.

    This 50 dollars have to tide me over until I get paid.

    Regards,

    V.

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