keep the wolf from the door

idiom

Definition of keep the wolf from the door

informal
: to have or earn enough money to afford things (such as food and clothing) that is needed to live They make just enough to keep the wolf from the door.

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“Keep the wolf from the door.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep%20the%20wolf%20from%20the%20door. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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