live paycheck to paycheck

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live paycheck to paycheck

To spend all of the money one earns by or before the next time one is paid, thus saving none or very little in the process. Primarily heard in US. We're already living paycheck to paycheck, so I don't know how we'll manage this sudden increase in our rent.
See also: live, paycheck
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An additional, 30 per cent say they sometimes live paycheque to paycheque, up sharply from 25 per cent in 2012.
Almost half of employees live paycheque to paycheque usually or always just to make ends meet, according to research by CareerBuilder UK.
The organisation's online survey, which was conducted by Consumer Analysis Limited and questioned 400 UK workers during August 2013, also found that 30% of respondents said they sometimes live paycheque to paycheque, a jump from 25% in 2012.
Four-in-ten workers (41 per cent) say they always or usually live paycheque to paycheque just to make ends meet, according to a new survey of more than 650 workers by CareerBuilder.
Comparing genders, more female workers (48 per cent) say they always or usually have to live paycheque to paycheque, compared to males (37 per cent).