live paycheck to paycheck(redirected from lives pay-check to pay-check)
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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.
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