Meaning of “live (from) hand to mouth” in the English Dictionary

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"live (from) hand to mouth" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “live (from) hand to mouth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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