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living British & World English

An income sufficient to live on or the means of earning it

be on borrowed time British & World English

Used to convey that someone has survived against expectations, with the implication that they will not do so for much longer

live1 British & World English

Remain alive

free-living British & World English

Living freely and independently, not as a parasite or attached to a substrate

living rock British & World English

Rock that is not detached but still forms part of the earth

living room British & World English

A room in a house for general and informal everyday use

living wage British & World English

A wage which is high enough to maintain a normal standard of living

living will British & World English

A written statement detailing a person’s desires regarding future medical treatment in circumstances in which they are no longer able to express informed consent, especially an advance directive

clean-living British & World English

Not indulging in anything unhealthy or immoral

living death British & World English

A state of existence that is as bad as being dead; a life of hopeless and unbroken misery

living statue British & World English

A street entertainer who poses as a statue, in realistic makeup and costume, typically remaining immobile for very long periods of time

living stone British & World English

A small succulent southern African plant which resembles a pebble in appearance. It consists of two fleshy cushion-like leaves divided by a slit through which a daisy-like flower emerges

assisted living British & World English

Housing for elderly or disabled people that provides nursing care, housekeeping, and prepared meals as needed

cost of living British & World English

The level of prices relating to a range of everyday items

standard of living British & World English

The degree of wealth and material comfort available to a person or community

in living memory British & World English

Within or during a time that is remembered by people still alive

cost-of-living index British & World English

Another term for retail price index.

be living proof that British & World English

Show by one’s existence and qualities that something is the case

the living image of British & World English

An exact copy or likeness of

—— owes one a living British & World English

Used to express disapproval of someone who expects to receive financial support or other benefits without doing any work

in living memory in living British & World English

Within or during a time that is remembered by people still alive

—— the living daylights out of British & World English

Do the specified thing to (someone) with great severity

be living proof that in living British & World English

Show by one’s existence and qualities that something is the case

the living image of in living British & World English

An exact copy or likeness of

live in or out in live1 British & World English

(Of an employee or student) reside at (or away from) the place where one works or studies

live off in live1 British & World English

Depend on as a source of income or support

live off British & World English

Depend on as a source of income or support

—— owes one a living in owe British & World English

Used to express disapproval of someone who expects to receive financial support or other benefits without doing any work

relive British & World English

Live through (an experience or feeling, especially an unpleasant one) again in one’s imagination or memory

high life British & World English

An extravagant social life as enjoyed by the wealthy

high living in high life British & World English

An extravagant social life as enjoyed by the wealthy

live for in live1 British & World English

Regard as the purpose or most important aspect of one’s life

live rough in live1 British & World English

Live and sleep outdoors as a consequence of having no proper home

live with in live1 British & World English

Share a home and have a sexual relationship with (someone to whom one is not married)

live rough British & World English

Live and sleep outdoors as a consequence of having no proper home

live with British & World English

Share a home and have a sexual relationship with (someone to whom one is not married)

earn British & World English

Obtain (money) in return for labour or services

be on borrowed time in borrow British & World English

Used to convey that someone has survived against expectations, with the implication that they will not do so for much longer

—— the living daylights out of in daylight British & World English

Do the specified thing to (someone) with great severity

scrape British & World English

Just manage to achieve; accomplish with great effort or difficulty

scratch British & World English

Accomplish (something) with great effort or difficulty

legend British & World English

An extremely famous or notorious person, especially in a particular field

lie2 British & World English

Used with reference to a situation involving deception or founded on a mistaken impression

live through in live1 British & World English

Survive (an unpleasant experience or period)

live it up in live1 British & World English

Spend one’s time in an extremely enjoyable way, typically by being extravagant or engaging in an exciting social life

live something out in live1 British & World English

Do in reality that which one has imagined

live together in live1 British & World English

(Especially of a couple not married to each other) share a home and have a sexual relationship

live up to in live1 British & World English

Fulfil (expectations)


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