Does these expressions mean the same thing?
1)dad has to struggle to make ends meet
2)dad is getting his needs met somehow
Also is it used often like an expression in conversations?
- 3 weeks ago
1. The verb "struggle" indicates that there is clearly a degree of challenge in achieving the aim.
2. The adverb "somehow" could be interpreted as "by whatever means necessary" or "by indeterminate means". I think it depends on intonation.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
1. Dad is trying hard to make ends meet.He dedicates his precious time to earn money so that he can bring financial stability to his family. There is no other one to bear the burden dad is facing.
2. Dad appears able to make his ends meet by this way or that.
- RPLv 73 weeks ago
No these are not the same. The first indicates it is not easy for dad to make ends meet whereas the second states dad's needs are met, although giving no indication of how. These ideas can be expressed in conversations when those talking are considering the challenges of living.
- busterwasmycatLv 73 weeks ago
the first declares how dad is getting ends to meet. the second does not. one is an active declaration of the difficulty the dad is having (yet still managing to achieve the minimum goal) and the other is a passive statement of the person being at the minimum level without telling us how he gets there.
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- All hatLv 73 weeks ago
No - one describes his difficulty with the process, and the other talks about the outcome.
- Chi girlLv 73 weeks ago
Not at all. The expression "to make ends meet" means to live at a bare minimum.
"Getting one's needs met" means getting what's necessary.
- samLv 53 weeks ago
No those do not mean the same things.
The first one means that dad is on a budget and has to live frugally in order to pay bills, pay rent etc.
The second one meand that dad is getting the support from other people that he needs, so he feesl like his life has purpose. From a slang perspective getting your needs met often refers to sex.