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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.
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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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