What Does the Expression “Making Ends Meet” Mean and Where Did the Saying Come From?

The expression “making ends meet” means to balance what you make with what is required to live, especially in difficult times.

The phrase comes to us from the sixteenth-century farmers of England.

The saying refers to the beginning and the end of a year,or from the end of one year to the end of the next.

what does the expression making ends meet mean and where did the saying come from

If someone could overcome the unpredictable and seasonal problems throughout the year without losing money, they had survived by making ends meet.

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