do (something) for a living

You can talk about a person's job as what they "do for a living".

What do you do for a living?

I think he told me what he does for a living, but I forgot what he said.

"Do ___ for a living" is related to other phrases like "earn a living" and "make a living" which both mean to earn enough money to live normally.

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