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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People are recognising that there isn't affordable housing, that people are living in overcrowded conditions, they do not get mental health support, and that they are living pay cheque to pay cheque.
The reality is that most simply succumb to overspending and fall into the habit of living pay cheque to pay cheque.
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