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English definition of “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 kids, so we lived from hand to mouth.
(Definition of live (from) hand to mouth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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