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To use the means which are available to you based on your personal life situation.
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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?

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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 21, 2011
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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
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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 18, 2008
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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
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