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mouth to feed

A person, usually a child, for whose care one is responsible. The last thing I need is another mouth to feed. I can barely take care of myself!
See also: feed, mouth
References in classic literature ?
What'll I do, with five mouths to feed an' nothin' comin' in?"
at your time of day to be shooting at hawks and buzzards, with eighteen open mouths to feed. Look at the bee, and at the beaver, my good man, and learn to be a provider.
I began now to consider, that having two mouths to feed instead of one, I must provide more ground for my harvest, and plant a larger quantity of corn than I used to do; so I marked out a larger piece of land, and began the fence in the same manner as before, in which Friday worked not only very willingly and very hard, but did it very cheerfully: and I told him what it was for; that it was for corn to make more bread, because he was now with me, and that I might have enough for him and myself too.
We would have loved to attend but sadly we just had too many baby mouths to feed to get away."
Emma says that even with so many mouths to feed, it's important to try to mix things up and keep meals varied, though there are a few go-to meals they eat most weeks.
I wish the FM gave important attention to the matter to release the poor prisoners who have many mouths to feed.
Aquaculture plays a vital role in feeding the world, and as the number of mouths to feed increases, its role in providing nutritious food continues to grow.
After all there are seven billion human mouths to feed. The World Bank stated that it is setting aside PS200 million to deal with the situation.
After all there are seven billion human mouths to feed. The World Bank stated that it is setting aside PS200 million to deal with the situation Yet inspite of all this publicity there is an element of population that will not concede that Global Warming/Climate Change is taking place.
Azfar said that as the situation stood now, while Pakistan's population was growing at the rate of 2 per cent per year and there were more mouths to feed every day, the economy was in a fix and it was becoming difficult to meet the various economic indicators in a satisfactory manner.
You and your community will continue to live in poverty with more mouths to feed if you start a family without the financial means to support it,' he said.
'They do not know what to do because they have mouths to feed, children who are still in school and family members who require medical attention.'
" We've seen an increase in the number we are caring for since last year and these extra mouths to feed can put a strain on our food supplies."
It's not easy, but for her, giving up is not an option when there are innocent mouths to feed.
The MC workers have mouths to feed and bills to pay.