MAKE ENDS MEETの意味、収支を合わせる、収入の範囲内でやり繰りする

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2009.09.07(Review of 2005.03.17 edition)


No one goes into business without knowing full well that it's a risky venture; after all, many more fail than succeed. And even success has many levels, from making a somewhat comfortable living to accumulating vast riches. This week, we've put together in one place four past editions that express this range of business success in interesting idiomatic ways!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム
MAKE ENDS MEET   収支を合わせる、収入の範囲内でやり繰りする


  • To make ends meet is to earn just enough money to pay for the things you need.
  • make ends meet とは、必要なものの支払いをするのに、かろうじて足りるだけのお金を稼ぐ、つまり、収支を合わせるという意味です。



  1. We've had to borrow money this year just to make ends meet.
  2. With three children in college, he's having trouble making ends meet.
  3. When I was growing up, my parents were always struggling to make ends meet. But now I'm able to provide them with a comfortable standard of living.

英会話レッスンTake care!