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living British & World English

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

living English Thesaurus

she was cleaning floors for a living

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

fast-living British & World English

Engaging in a lifestyle characterized by excitement, extravagance, and risk-taking

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

living room English Thesaurus

the television was on in the living room

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

living standard British & World English

The quality of housing, material comfort, and wealth experienced by an individual or group

cost of living British & World English

The level of prices relating to a range of everyday items

in living memory British & World English

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

owe 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

standard of living British & World English

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

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

living cultural centre British & World English

An Aboriginal cultural centre dedicated to the preservation of traditional Aboriginal culture, artefacts, etc.

legend British & World English

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

—— the living daylights out of British & World English

Do the specified thing to (someone) with great severity

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

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 in daylight British & World English

Do the specified thing to (someone) with great severity

in or within living memory in living British & World English

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

owe 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

be the living proof that or of in living British & World English

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