keep the wolves from the door

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keep the wolves from the door

To do, acquire, or provide something that will allow one or something to narrowly avoid death, ruin, etc. We were extremely poor then, and begging for scraps was all I could do to keep the wolves from the door. This loan will keep the wolves from the door, but I'm worried it won't last long.
See also: door, keep, wolves
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