live from hand to mouth

live from hand to mouth
living on the edge of poverty, barely making ends meet

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  • live from hand to mouth — {v. phr.} To live on little money and spend it as fast as it comes in; live without saving for the future; have just enough. * /Mr. Johnson got very little pay, and the family lived from hand to mouth when he had no job./ * /These Indians live… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • live from hand to mouth — {v. phr.} To live on little money and spend it as fast as it comes in; live without saving for the future; have just enough. * /Mr. Johnson got very little pay, and the family lived from hand to mouth when he had no job./ * /These Indians live… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • live from hand to mouth — live (from) hand to mouth to have just enough money to live on and nothing extra. My father earned very little and there were four of us kids so we lived from hand to mouth …   New idioms dictionary

  • live from hand to mouth — live on little money Her brother is an artist and has to live from hand to mouth because he has no money …   Idioms and examples

  • live from hand to mouth — phrase to have just enough money or food to stay alive Thesaurus: to have just enough moneysynonym Main entry: live …   Useful english dictionary

  • live (from) hand to mouth — live (from) ˌhand to ˈmouth idiom to spend all the money you earn on basic needs such as food without being able to save any money Main entry: ↑liveidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • live\ from\ hand\ to\ mouth — v. phr. To live on little money and spend it as fast as it comes in; live without saving for the future; have just enough. Mr. Johnson got very little pay, and the family lived from hand to mouth when he had no job. These Indians live from hand… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • live from hand to mouth —    If you live from hand to mouth, you don t have any money to save because whatever you earn is spent on food and other essentials.     Most families in that area live from hand to mouth …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • To live from hand to mouth — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • from hand to mouth — See: LIVE FROM HAND TO MOUTH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • from hand to mouth — See: LIVE FROM HAND TO MOUTH …   Dictionary of American idioms

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