hand–to–mouth

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adjective \ˈhan(d)-tə-ˈmau̇th, ˈhan-də-\

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


HAND–TO–MOUTH Defined for English Language Learners

hand–to–mouth

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adjective \ˈhan(d)-tə-ˈmau̇th, ˈhan-də-\

Definition of hand–to–mouth for English Language Learners

  • : having only enough money to survive

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