hand-to-mouth

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

Definition of hand-to-mouth 

: having or providing nothing to spare beyond basic necessities a hand-to-mouth existence

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hand to mouth adverb

First Known Use of hand-to-mouth

1748, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hand-to-mouth was in 1748

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hand-to-mouth

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of hand-to-mouth

: having only enough money to survive

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