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Manage episode 280193283 series 1282020
make ends meet
I'm trying to make ends meet.
When is your paper due?
The sports meeting was cancelled due to the bad weather.
I renew my membership card of the gym every year.
She lost her job and now lives a frugal life.
He's greedy for power.
A: I don't know what I'm going to do. It's going to be impossible to make ends meet if I lose my job.
B: Don't worry. I don't think you're going to lose your job over one mistake.
A: It was a rather big mistake when you work as an investment advisor. One small mistake can cost the company millions.
B: But it wasn't just you who was involved, right? You're only doing what your supervisor told you to do.
A: That's true. But my supervisor is very dishonest. There's no reason he needs to tell our boss the truth. I'm sure he will tell our boss that it was all my fault. And there's nothing I can do about that, my boss won't believe me if I tell him the truth.
B: Let's think realistically about what might happen. How much money do you have in your savings?
A: I have enough to get me through about three months. But I really don't want to spend my savings on just living. I'd rather invest my money somehow.
A: Well, you can't have everything. Let's just figure out what you will do if you lose your job. When is your rental contract due?
B: Next month. So I can either move out then or renew my contract for another year.
A: Well, that's good. If you lose your job, you can just move in with me until you find another job. That will save you plenty of money.
B: That's very generous of you. I guess that would work.
A: If you lose your job, you just have to go for a few month without buying all the junk you usually buy. If you live frugally, you'll save plenty of money.
B: I guess working with so much money has made me rather greedy. Maybe losing my job would be a good thing.