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mouth to feed

A person, usually a child, for whose care one is responsible. The last thing I need is another mouth to feed. I can barely take care of myself!
See also: feed, mouth
References in classic literature ?
What'll I do, with five mouths to feed an' nothin' comin' in?
at your time of day to be shooting at hawks and buzzards, with eighteen open mouths to feed.
I began now to consider, that having two mouths to feed instead of one, I must provide more ground for my harvest, and plant a larger quantity of corn than I used to do; so I marked out a larger piece of land, and began the fence in the same manner as before, in which Friday worked not only very willingly and very hard, but did it very cheerfully: and I told him what it was for; that it was for corn to make more bread, because he was now with me, and that I might have enough for him and myself too.
It's not easy, but for her, giving up is not an option when there are innocent mouths to feed.
The MC workers have mouths to feed and bills to pay.
WITH hundreds of mouths to feed, it is no wonder last month's food shopping bill for HMS Queen Elizabeth came in at PS110,000.
We have a growing number of mouths to feed - 77 million by 2050 - and this is a big challenge for the people who produce food.
It's a large turnip-like root vegetable that sheep supposedly find irresistible and, with lots of hungry mouths to feed, we decided that 20 tonnes of it would do to start with.
Penguin keeper Anne Morris said: "With more mouths to feed, more food is required and so we're providing the parents extra fish so that they can keep the little ones well fed.
Chapota said, "The future and potential of agriculture is enormous, as we all know that there are over 17 Million mouths to feed nationally and now shall be 30Million by 2030 and indeed billion at the global level what a great business opportunity.
With fewer hungry mouths to feed, it is perhaps unsurprising the biggest saving parents hope to make is on groceries, followed by fuel and utility bills.
next to call; mouths to feed and things to supervise, hair to
Summer holidays equal more meals and more mouths to feed.
This could have "serious implications for the British economy, food security and employment", the report warned - especially as a booming UK population means that, in the coming decades, there will be an extra 13m mouths to feed.