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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)
Translations of “keep the wolf from the door”
in Chinese (Simplified) 勉强维持生计,勉强过活…
in Chinese (Traditional) 勉強維持生計,勉強過活…
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