make a living : Popular Idioms in English

make a living

To earn enough money to support oneself

Leo loved music, but he wasn't sure that you could really make a living as a musician.

News & Articles

  • Rusted Root's Colter Harper plays CD release show at PACA
    In terms of music, you don't make a living playing gigs, says guitarist Colter Harper. It's not the classic image of a jazz musician in suit and tie walking from gig to gig. Being a musician in this day and age requires being an educator and an intellectual.
    June 13, 2013 - Erie Times-News
  • Nancy Ward DAR Members Honor Local History at Brainerd Mission Cemetery
    Here are the most recent story comments. View All The author actually make a living at this.....Story is simply %%$$#$! Don't you even read what you send out??
    June 12, 2013 -
  • Former Rockets coach Fitch gets lifetime award
    To Bill Fitch, coaching was not a way to make a living. It was not something he did. It was something he was. Still is. “I never felt like I had a job,” Fitch said. “From the time I was 8 years old and gave my heart to Jesus, every night I got on my knees and gave thanks that I made my life in sports.” Fitch said he still considers himself “a coach and a teacher.” He also is now in select ...
    June 12, 2013 - Houston Chronicle