1: to get money however you can or to use methods most available to you

2. to acquire anything by any means necessary or available
1. Person 1: Most people get jobs to make money, but where I'm from the only way to make money is by selling drugs.

Person 2: Ay man, get it how you live.

2. Person 1: Bro, i haven't gotten anybooty in like two months. I'm a man on a mission this weekend.

Person 2: Ay man, get it how you live!
by HassanBlack March 29, 2010
To use the means which are available to you based on your personal life situation.
Liberal White Man: Jamal, what made you decide to sell crack as opposed to other less illicit methods of earning money?

Jamal: Yo mane, I ain't got no education, I ain't got opportunities, out here you gotta get it how you live
Liberal White Man: Ah, I understand. Could I cop a brick?

Angry Black Man: Why do rich people always have to exploit poor people?

Rich Man: Often we find that, that is the most lucrative avenue available to us by virtue of our circumstances.

Angry Black Man: Ah, so I guess you say you gotta get it how you live
by Blackashell September 22, 2011
To acquire something spur of the moment, or to have something occur, not premeditated, and to keep it or go on guilt-free, through "finders, keepers" or "roll with the punches" reasoning. Originated through inner-city New Orleans street slang.
Person 1: You just found that three Gs, and you gonna take that shit to the bank?

Person 2: You know it. Get it how you live, boy.
by Cant F Wit NJ December 12, 2008
living your life how you want to get what you want get if you can and don't care just be a boss. dont care what no one but you says.
person!: I want a new car but i don't know if i want the kind i want or what anyone else wants.

person2: man don't care about them jus get it how you live.
by hurricanecronic. October 19, 2008
A way of telling a person who's doing shady shit ex stealing that they gunna have the same thing happen to them as in karma or in the same way it can be a threat or a promise to return the favor someone who got something stolen would tell the thief just wait you gunna get it how ya live basically letting the thief know he's gunna steal his shit
Say bra, you stole from me hell nah just wait you gunna Get it how you live dog.
by Tyson mosier March 13, 2019
Prison slang, typically for when you partake in an act people don’t appreciate or are offended by. Which can range from a number of things, depending on who is upset and what typically tips them over the edge.
Prisoner 1: “bruh I make over $100 on commissary a week I’m loaded”

Prisoner 2: “ay bruh you better stop bragging before you get it how you living”
by Boomboom1233 January 21, 2019