To live from hand to mouth

Related to To live from hand to mouth: run off at the mouth
to obtain food and other necessaries as want compels, without previous provision.

See also: Hand

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Kilonzo's tax deductions is a grim illustration of just how President Uhuru Kenyatta's fundraising measures is forcing the poor and the not so poor to live from hand to mouth, unable to build up any savings.
The players he left behind will find out in the next couple of days if the cheques from those shysters that pass for a board at Accies are going to bounce - and, as they have done in recent times, the club will continue to live from hand to mouth.