meet » meat

Chiefly in:   make ends meat

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • She had some good jobs, government jobs, and worked under the table to make ends meat. (Kensington Welfare Rights Union)
  • Their contribution to the family budget is badly needed to help them make ends meat. (Hard News Cafe, Dec. 21, 2004)

Analyzed or reported by:

| link | entered by Ben Zimmer, 2005/02/15 |


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    Commentary by Oslo , 2006/06/25 at 3:55 am

    I made this mistake and continue to do so because it sounds more poetic.

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