make ends


make ends
vb
American
to win, achieve success. The term, used by rappers and hip hop aficionados, is a triple pun: in slang ends denotes money, to 'make ends' is, in the game of domi-noes, to win, and the colloquial to 'make ends meet' is sometimes a euphemism for to become wealthy.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • make ends meet — make (both) ends meet to have just enough money to pay for the things that you need. My wages were so low that I had to take a second job just to make ends meet …   New idioms dictionary

  • make ends meet — If somebody finds it hard to make ends meet, they have problems living on the money they earn …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • make ends meet — phrasal : to live within one s income * * * make (both) ends meet earn enough money to live without getting into debt * * * make ends meet : to pay for the things that you need to live when you have little money We had a hard time making ends… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make ends meet —    If somebody finds it hard to make ends meet, they have problems living on the money they earn.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you find it difficult to pay for your everyday needs because you have very little money, it is hard for… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • make ends meet — {v. phr.} To have enough money to pay one s bills; earn what it costs to live. * /Both husband and wife had to work to make ends meet./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make ends meet — {v. phr.} To have enough money to pay one s bills; earn what it costs to live. * /Both husband and wife had to work to make ends meet./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ ends\ meet — v. phr. To have enough money to pay one s bills; earn what it costs to live. Both husband and wife had to work to make ends meet …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make ends meet — pay the bills, have enough to pay the expenses    Although the Millers are poor, they make ends meet …   English idioms

  • make ends meet — be able to live on the money one has It s hard to make ends meet on his salary …   Idioms and examples

  • make ends meet — to have enough money to pay for your basic expenses. To make ends meet, she runs a day care center out of her home …   New idioms dictionary