strictly from hunger

(strictly) from hunger

mod. very strange; acceptable only when nothing else is available. The singer was strictly from hunger.
See also: hunger, strictly
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His magazine pieces were collected in a long series of books, including Strictly from Hunger (1937), Westward Ha
His collected writings include Dawn Ginsberg's Revenge (1929); Parlor, Bedlam and Bath (1930); Strictly from Hunger (1937); Keep it Crisp (1946); Crazy Like a Fox (1944); Acres and Pains (1947); The Best of S.
Among his more than twenty books are Strictly from Hunger (1937), Westward Ha