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hand-to-mouth
used in The Two Towers

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Definition
a subsistence level of poverty such that all resources are needed just to survive and none are left to save or invest for the future
  • Gollum watched every morsel from hand to mouth, like an expectant dog by a diner's chair.
    4.2 -- Book 4 Chapter 2 -- The Passage of the Marshes (15% in)

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