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hand–to–mouth

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adjective \-ˈmau̇th\

Simple Definition of hand–to–mouth

  • : having only enough money to survive

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hand–to–mouth

  1. :  having or providing nothing to spare beyond basic necessities <a hand–to–mouth existence>

hand to mouth adverb

1748

First Known Use of hand–to–mouth

1748


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