To keep the wolf from the door


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It isn't enough for you to keep the wolf from the door - you want to be able to put a portion of your income into savings to protect you from emergencies.
Trying to keep the wolf from the door, Strive out a living always needing more, With kids who demand a logo or tick, Designer items all expensive and slick.
People are understandably looking to take on more hours just to keep the wolf from the door."
Rangers face a fresh crisis after it emerged they may not have raised enough money from season ticket sales to pay off the short-term loans they took out to keep the wolf from the door.
PAUL O'GRADY'S WORKING BRITAIN BBC1, 9pm It's little wonder Paul's comedy touches a chord with so many of us struggling to keep the wolf from the door. After all, it's the working classes that made Britain great, and in this new series he raises a glass to the nation's often unsung heroes.
Wade, who may yet become Mrs Cleese Number 4, revealed last week she has been helping to keep the wolf from the door by being, well, revealing.
Should he wish to remain an MP, however, he has his pounds 65,738 annual salary, plus the additional pounds 14,582 he earns for his committee work to keep the wolf from the door, until he throws himself on the mercy of the electorate again at the next General Election.
BUSINESSMAN Albert Low employed a Chinese dragon and a ceremonial lion to keep the wolf from the door of his factory.
workers a new skill set: How to keep the wolf from the door.
PAUL McElhinney was scrubbing floors, washing dishes and pulling pints to keep the wolf from the door.
John Akehurst's father Reg was the king of the handicap plots in his time and while son may not follow father to the letter, he knows how to keep the wolf from the door.