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live (from) hand to mouth

to have just enough ​money to ​live on and nothing ​extra: My ​fatherearned 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “live (from) hand to mouth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 仅够糊口,勉强度日…
in Chinese (Traditional) 僅夠糊口,勉強度日…
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