make ends meet : Popular Idioms in English

make ends meet

To make enough money to cover expenses

It wasn't easy being a single mother, but Jenny was glad that her job allowed her to make ends meet.

News & Articles

  • Loans available to struggling farmers
    The ongoing drought has been tough on farmers, and many are taking out loans to try and make ends meet. But some farmers don't have sufficient financial resources to qualify for conventional loans. 0 read more
    June 13, 2013 - KTSM El Paso
  • Metro East school district forced to close schools when state funding stalls
    (KMOV) -- One Metro East school district has made drastic cuts after state legislators vote to keep funding at the same level as previous year.  Cahokia School District's Board of Education voted to close two of its schools in an effort to make ends meet after the Illinois state proposed budget for funding stayed at the same level as 2012.   The board voted to close Jerome Early Childhood Center ...
    June 13, 2013 - KMOV St. Louis
  • Shooting victim was a welcome face at Santa Monica College
    Margarita Gomez, 68, who lived across from the school, collected cans on campus each morning and afternoon to make ends meet, always giving a portion to charity. Margarita Gomez walked the Santa Monica College campus each morning and afternoon, collecting cans and other recyclables to help pay the bills. She didn't have much money, but friends said she regularly saved some of the change she got ...
    June 12, 2013 - Los Angeles Times