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a living wage

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha living wagea living wageBEWmoney you earn for work that is enough to pay for the basic things that you need to live The church no longer paid a living wage. wage
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a living wageThey had no solution to the possibility that even they might sometimes fail to find permanent employment at a living wage.Do they feel women should remain in marriages because their jobs do not pay a living wage?Does the example implicitly condone overtime working as a means by which a living wage is earned?
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