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

hand to mouth

adverb

First Known Use of hand-to-mouth

1748

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Definition of hand-to-mouth for English Language Learners

  • : having only enough money to survive



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