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living standard

Origin of living standard
First recorded in 1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But it is true that the living standard is going down all the time, isn't it?

  • This need for distinction through consumption has set a living standard which the less well-to-do families seek to emulate.

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  • And the man with the wooden leg, as well as other park attendants, had their wages brought up to the living standard.

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