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hand-to-mouth
used in Of Human Bondage

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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
  • He knew besides that the Athelnys lived from hand to mouth, and with their large family had neither space nor money to entertain a stranger.
    101-102 — Chapters 101-102 (49% in)
  • The people who dwelt here lived from hand to mouth.
    113-114 — Chapters 113-114 (10% in)

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