Hand-to-mouth meaning

hăndtə-mouth
Having barely enough to survive, being close to poverty.
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Having or providing only the bare essentials.

A hand-to-mouth existence.

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Characterized by a barely sufficient source of food or income.
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Origin of hand-to-mouth

  • from the idiomatic phrase “live from hand to mouth"

    From Wiktionary