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hand-to-mouth
used in To the Lighthouse

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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
  • Every one could not be as helter skelter, hand to mouth as she was.
    1 — The Window (39% in)

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