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hand-to-mouth

[hand-tuh-mouth] /ˈhænd təˈmaʊθ/
adjective
1.
offering or providing the barest livelihood, sustenance, or support; meager; precarious:
a hand-to-mouth existence.
Origin
1500-1510
1500-10
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British Dictionary definitions for hand to mouth

hand-to-mouth

adjective, adverb
1.
with barely enough money or food to satisfy immediate needs: a hand-to-mouth existence
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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