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"Eke out a living"

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Is it the same as "to make ends meet" ?

For learning: English
Base language: English
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    Only just make a living. 'eke' means to make a small quantity of something last as long as possible. e.g. 'he eked out his remaining food while he was trapped in the room'.
    In this case, it means to only earn a small amount of money, and spending as little as possible, so that it is possible to live on it.

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