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Afford

To be able to buy something. Theoretically, one can afford anything so long as one has the money to purchase it. However, affordability is subjective to a certain extent, depending on one's other obligations, wants and needs. See also: Expensive, Cheap.
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But the situation looks more promising for two people on a median salary with more than 50% able to afford a mortgage on an average property.
Earning at Least $24K Reduces Likelihood of Struggling to Afford Food
It's so frustrating because we both work really hard but we can't really afford to live.
Additionally, 73% low-income families have cut back on food in the past year in order to afford household goods.
Charles Falk, defending, said Afford made the allegation in a "moment of madness".
CUTBACKS Joan Collins, who is no longer able to afford four homes, finds time to relax in one of them
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I can afford to be gay because I don't have to follow what's in all those glossy magazines that say or suggest that if I purchase these D&G pants or belt or a John Galliano suit, I will be irresistible to men.
Yesterday the charity released results from a new YouGov survey, which revealed two-thirds (66 per cent) of low income families surveyed could not afford trips and visits for their children during the school holidays.
In response to an audience question about the details the mayor left out of his plan, such as how we will be able to afford to pay for all this new growth, Thompson advocated beginning a dialogue about the economics of the problem on federal, state and local levels.
At the index's starting point, 50 percent of the county's first-time buyers could afford the median priced house.
To put it bluntly, I was willing to hustle to pay for the education my family could not afford.