hand-to-mouth

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hand-to-mouth

Having, providing, or characterized by the bare minimum of money, food, or resources to survive, with little or nothing else to spare. I enjoy being a college student, but I'm so sick of this hand-to-mouth lifestyle.
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In this price rocketing age the employees are living from hand to mouth.
by people) living from hand to mouth and from day to day.
uk All profits to Hand to Mouth puppet theatre company.
The inhabitants were primarily hunter-gatherers, wandering across the land, living from hand to mouth and from day to day.
HAND TO MOUTH Puppet Ministries offers volunteer opportunities for those sympathetic to the Christian faith.
If you miss the hand to mouth action of smoking this may suit you.
Living hand to mouth, Christina Fierros made the choice three years ago to live in an illegal 900-square-foot ``granny flat'' behind a home in Sun Valley.
This country is in a financial mess and soon we will all have to tighten our belts - maybe this will be a good thing to make us appreciate that many working conditions at home and abroad are very poor and many are living hand to mouth to survive.
THAT British Airways give not a jot about their staff is perfectly obvious since they choose to pension off pilots early, sack air hostesses deemed to be past their sell-by date and are planning to force shift workers to live hand to mouth, doling out jobs at the airline's convenience.