hand-to-mouth

adjective
\ ˈhan(d)-tə-ˈmau̇th How to pronounce hand-to-mouth (audio) , 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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Cite this Entry

“Hand-to-mouth.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hand-to-mouth. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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hand-to-mouth

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English Language Learners Definition of hand-to-mouth

: having only enough money to survive

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