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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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It's a step in the right direction, but Maker said there is work left to be done in an economy where upwards of 44 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. Maker points to, among other things, legislation proposed by U.S.
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