Definition of afloat
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She won her last race by a large margin, she has a fairly moderate voting record, Maine only barely voted for Clinton in 2016, and experts continue to rate the race as a toss-up, all factors that help keep her afloat in our Classic and Deluxe models.Democrats Are Slight Favorites To Take Back The Senate|Nate Silver (email@example.com)|September 18, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The largest component of that aid, the $660 billion Paycheck Protection Program, kept thousands of small businesses afloat.The Big Corporate Rescue and the America That’s Too Small to Save|by Lydia DePillis, Justin Elliott and Paul Kiel|September 12, 2020|ProPublica
Under the CARES Act stimulus that was approved, USPS got a $10 billion loan, which is helping keep things afloat for now.Info About Local Post Office Operations Is Conflicting and Hard to Come By|Ashly McGlone and Kate Nucci|August 27, 2020|Voice of San Diego
For instance, people kept spending money, despite high levels of unemployment, because the federal government was keeping jobless workers afloat with an additional $600 per week in benefits.Yes, Unemployment Fell. But The Recovery Seems To Be Slowing Down.|Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org)|August 7, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Rather, economists have found that the US government’s stimulus payments and enhanced unemployment insurance have kept many low-income families afloat.Spending is back to normal for poor Americans—but not for rich ones|Dan Kopf|July 28, 2020|Quartz
Their money, often collected for many years, helps keep the system afloat and benefits flowing to aging baby boomers.
Many of them started taking some of the odd jobs in town just to stay afloat.
But the new one has just got all the basics, the solid foundation, it stays afloat.
Do you remember it being tough to keep relationships afloat back when you were a struggling actor?Adam Driver on Role-Play Sex with Lena Dunham on ‘Girls’ and Adam’s Stormy Relationship with Hannah|Marlow Stern|March 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Otto tried to keep the bank afloat by moving it to Amsterdam.
Without embarking on another endless yarn let me note the fact that there are two schools amongst our brethren afloat.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Mark it well, for from this spot have embarked countless fine fellows to serve King and country afloat.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
There are a good many anecdotes afloat about him and his odd way of doing things, before he grew up to manhood.Mike Marble|Uncle Frank
He said that he could build a submarine that could swim under the water and destroy any war vessel afloat.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
You and I are in the same boat, Billy, whether ashore or afloat; we sink or swim together.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne