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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According to the new survey, almost a quarter of Canadians are living paycheque to paycheque.
Nearly half (49%) of workers say they are living paycheque to paycheque just to make ends meet (up from 42 per cent in 2013).
Forty-two per cent of workers report living paycheque to paycheque usually or always just to make ends meet (down slightly from 51 per cent in 2012), this according to CareerBuilder.