Teenager: “I’m going to be an artist!”

Parent: “You’ll never make a living doing art!”

Making a living is earning enough money to live on. If someone has a job that they do not enjoy, but it makes them enough money to pay all their bills, they might say, “Eh, it’s a living.”



「Make a living」は暮らしていけるだけのお金を稼いでいくことです。仕事が楽しくなくても、暮らす為の費用をすべて払えるだけのお金を稼いでいたら、「ま、これで生きていける」と言うかもしれません。