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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"We are also continuing to work with retailers on developing ideal planograms that showcase new hand-to-mouth innovation by building prominent sections at eye level."
Who are the wealthy hand-to-mouth? We highlight three features.
In an economy where demand exceeds supply, a "hand-to-mouth "sales cycle can be successful.
They said that most of the teachers are compelled to live hand-to-mouth.
CBCP - National Appellate Matrimonial Tribunal chair and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz said that while lawmakers and government officials wear expensive attires, their constituents were living a hand-to-mouth existence.
"This season Rangers and Hearts have experienced serious financial uncertainty, with many other clubs surviving hand-to-mouth.
Although scientists don't know exactly how people accumulate high concentrations of PBDEs in their bodies, hand-to-mouth exposure is thought to play a significant role.
A group of struggling art students eke out a hand-to-mouth life, barely making enough to eat and pay the rent; when an innocent nineteen-year-old girl with exceptional talent joins them, a complex love triangle ensues!
This indicates that after the hand-to-mouth management of its foundation years, the NBA is developing into a mature organisation with a sound financial structure."
These exposures can result from hand-to-mouth behavior and more time spent on the floors of their homes and in contact with soils.
AN ENGINEER who spent 13 months in solitary confinement in a Saudi prison has revealed how he is living a hand-to-mouth existence on just pounds 50-a-week benefits.
He said: "I can assure you if you are on the bottom line you are living hand-to-mouth.
CPSC staff believes children are exposed to arsenic through hand-to-mouth contact when they touch the wood and place their hands in their mouths.
She has been called an archetypal bohemian, but her hand-to-mouth Greenwich Village existence during the Depression was not unusual, and she reacted to the situation as many did, by looking for socially responsible solutions--Marxism and communism among them--to the period's brutal and inequitable conditions.
Infants exploit their hand-to-mouth existence--whatever their hands grasp gets jammed into their mouths--to learn how to communicate with precisely timed words and gestures, according to other investigators.