head above water

head above water
out of difficulty, clear of trouble

Although he works very hard he is not able to keep his head above water financially.


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  • Head Above Water — Infobox Film name = Head Above Water caption = director = Jim Wilson writer = Eirik Ildahl Geir Eriksen Theresa Marie starring = Cameron Diaz Harvey Keitel Craig Sheffer Billy Zane producer = Guy East distributor = New Line Cinema released = 1996 …   Wikipedia

  • Head Above Water — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Kopf über Wasser Originaltitel: Head Above Water Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 1996 Länge: 88 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • head above water — {n. phr.} out of difficulty; clear of trouble. * /How are your marks at school? Are you keeping your head above water?/ * /Business at the store is bad. They can t keep their heads above water./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • head above water — {n. phr.} out of difficulty; clear of trouble. * /How are your marks at school? Are you keeping your head above water?/ * /Business at the store is bad. They can t keep their heads above water./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • head\ above\ water — n. phr. out of difficulty; clear of trouble. How are your marks at school? Are you keeping your head above water? Business at the store is bad. they can t keep their heads above water …   Словарь американских идиом

  • To keep one's head above water — Water Wa ter (w[add] t[ e]r), n. [AS. w[ae]ter; akin to OS. watar, OFries. wetir, weter, LG. & D. water, G. wasser, OHG. wazzar, Icel. vatn, Sw. vatten, Dan. vand, Goth. wat[=o], O. Slav. & Russ. voda, Gr. y dwr, Skr. udan water, ud to wet, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • keep one's head above water — {v. phr.} To remain solvent; manage to stay out of debt. * /Herb s income declined so drastically that he now has difficulty keeping his head above water./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep one's head above water — {v. phr.} To remain solvent; manage to stay out of debt. * /Herb s income declined so drastically that he now has difficulty keeping his head above water./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep your head above water — informal phrase to manage to live or keep a business working even though you are not earning much money We all have to co operate just to keep our heads above water. Thesaurus: to have just enough moneysynonym Main entry: head * * * keep you …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep one's head above water — see under ↑water • • • Main Entry: ↑head keep one s head above water To remain out of difficulty or trouble, esp to keep solvent • • • Main Entry: ↑water * * * avoid succumbing to difficulties, typically debt …   Useful english dictionary

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