: having or providing nothing to spare beyond basic necessities <a hand–to–mouth existence>
— hand to mouth adverb
First Known Use of HAND-TO-MOUTH
Related to HAND-TO-MOUTH
- exiguous, hand-to-mouth, light, niggardly, poor, scant, scanty, scarce, skimp, skimpy, slender, slim, spare, sparing, sparse, stingy
- abundant, ample, bountiful, copious, generous, liberal, plenteous, plentiful
Seen & Heard
What made you want to look up hand-to-mouth? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).