Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
side hustleside earner
1) a second job or income stream
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I work full time in Marketing but my podcast is my side hustle
This is a very modern informal idiom used to describe a secondary income stream or side project. It can have the connotation of something slightly dubious or enterprising depending on the context. This is an expression that might be used with friends more than in professional situations.
Social Examples (Basic)
When I was in school, I had a side hustle selling pirated CDs.
I'm always broke at the end of the month. I think I need a side hustle!
Professional Examples (Basic)
The gig economy has led to a rise in the number of people double-jobbing or running side hustles alongside their full-time job.
Many teachers use the summer holidays to work on their side-hustle or to develop an additional income stream.
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