Livelihood: a means of securing the necessities of life.
Living: An income sufficient to live on, or the means of earning it.
(also an old term for a position within the Church)
related idioms: make a living / do something for a living / think the world owes you a living /
Sorry for reopening this thread again, but I've come across with the following sentence:
"I've always been adventurous, even as a kid" he says through a broad grin, "and I've always had this uncontrollable urge to go travelling". It was this urge that inspired him to study linguistics at Cambridge University. "I knew I wanted to use languages to make my __________________, I just wasn't sure how".
What word with the root "LIFE" does it suit better in the gap?
I thought about make my living, but actually the solution a teacher gave me a few years ago was "make my livelihood", although I'm not sure if she was 100% right.