from hand to mouth

from hand to mouth
(from) hand to mouth satisfying only one's immediate needs because of lack of money.
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  • (from) hand to mouth — satisfying only one s immediate needs because of lack of money. → hand …   English new terms dictionary

  • From Hand to Mouth — Infobox Film name = From Hand to Mouth image size = caption = director = Alfred J. Goulding Hal Roach producer = Hal Roach writer = Harold Lloyd (uncredited) H.M. Walker narrator = starring = Harold Lloyd music = cinematography = editing =… …   Wikipedia

  • from hand to mouth — phrasal : with provision sufficient only for present needs : precariously always poor and living from hand to mouth vagrants who live happily from hand to mouth Brooks Atkinson …   Useful english dictionary

  • from hand to mouth — See: LIVE FROM HAND TO MOUTH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • from hand to mouth — See: LIVE FROM HAND TO MOUTH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • from\ hand\ to\ mouth — See: live from hand to mouth …   Словарь американских идиом

  • from hand to mouth — poor, spending every cent on necessities    They lived from hand to mouth, never enjoying luxury or travel …   English idioms

  • To live from hand to mouth — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • from hand to mouth — financial hardship, getting by financially from day to day, poverty …   English contemporary dictionary

  • live from hand to mouth — {v. phr.} To live on little money and spend it as fast as it comes in; live without saving for the future; have just enough. * /Mr. Johnson got very little pay, and the family lived from hand to mouth when he had no job./ * /These Indians live… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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