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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There were also many expats who were living paycheque to paycheque, and some had huge bills to pay on their credit cards that they had maxed.
"About 60% of the people living in our neighbourhood are single parents, and a lot of them are living paycheque to paycheque." When rents suddenly increase, these families are at risk, he says.
According to the new survey, almost a quarter of Canadians are living paycheque to paycheque. Pollara, which conducted the survey for Bank of Montreal, found that Canadians on average have USD41,694 in emergency savings, up from an average of USD35,237 in 2014.
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