live from day to day

live from day to day

Fig. to survive on limited means one day at a time with no plans or possibilities for the future. The Simpsons just live from day to day. They never plan for the future. I can't live from day to day. I have to provide for the future.
See also: live
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In the article, entitled "Bulgaria: a daily survival," the paper writes that not only the Roma minority, but thousands of others Bulgarians have to live from day to day with little hope for the future.
Mr David Bratt, defending, said Rafferty had lead a "chaotic and nomadic" lifestyle in the past and he had committed burglaries to fund his drug habit and live from day to day.
I'd like to keep my dignity, not live from day to day.
Easy-going Maeve, renowned for embarrassing men on live TV, said money still isn't a huge issue in her life as long as she has enough to live from day to day.
Gibson, who has played two Tests and 15 one-day internationals, said: "I live from day to day.
Many ordinary people live from day to day in a society where law and order is becoming a complete and utter elusion.
I live from day to day and take what life throws at us.
It is important to really think about what you expect from a holiday as well as how you prefer to live from day to day.
So you just keep your head down, live from day to day, and hope for the best.
We live from day to day but for now the cancer is gone.
It is very weird having to put my life on hold as I used to be out and about all the time - now I have to live from day to day.
I just live from day to day but this was an emotional milestone to reach.
Wendy said: "I live from day to day really and life can get difficult.