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    make a life for themselves


    I would like to know the meaning of the expressions above (make a life for themselves)

    I've read it in a text talking about history. Here you have the complete sentence:
    Most of the so-called "barbarians" were just nice lads and lasses trying to make a life for themselves.


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    Re: make a life for themselves

    'Put down roots'. Get/buy/build a house. Raise a family. (The 'barbarians' had no special ambitions; they just wanted to live a life of relative contentment.)


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