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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The narrow band of Pakistan's asset-owning classes can withstand the economic blow that the consolidation phase inflicts without necessarily compromising its lifestyle, but the salaried middle class that lives pay cheque to pay cheque can't
The narrow band of Pakistan's asset owning class can withstand the economic blow that the consolidation phase inflicts without necessarily compromising its lifestyle but the salaried middle class that lives pay cheque to pay cheque can't.