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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?
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 06:57.
The word "help" is a noncount noun. (You cannot have two or more helps.)
God, maybe I´ve been drinking too much... "With a little help from my friends" is another Beatles` song... I´ve commited a sin, and I apologize... Lack of attention....
I’m not a teacher.
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.