live out of cans

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live out of cans

To survive off of nonperishable food contained in sealed tin cans. The electricity has been down for weeks, meaning we can't keep any food in the fridge or cook anything on the stove, so we're living out of cans for the time being.
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live out of cans

Fig. to eat only canned food. You have to have some fresh fruit and vegetables. You can't just live out of cans. We lived out of cans for the entire camping trip.
See also: can, live, of, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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