Meaning of “keep the wolf from the door” in the English Dictionary

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"keep the wolf from the door" in British English

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keep the wolf from the door

to have just enough money to be able to eat and live:

As a student, he took an evening job to keep the wolf from the door.

(Definition of “keep the wolf from the door” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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