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owes someone a living

Definition of owes someone a living in English:

Used to express disapproval of someone who expects to receive financial support or other benefits without doing any work: they think the world owes them a living
More example sentences
  • What else do you expect from a guy who thinks the world owes him a living?
  • We contribute very little to our society and we believe our society owes us a living.
  • Don't go around saying the world owes you a living.
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