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Having or providing only the bare essentials: a hand-to-mouth existence.
hand to mouth adv.
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with barely enough money or food to satisfy immediate needs: a hand-to-mouth existence.
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offering or providing the barest livelihood or sustenance; precarious: a hand-to-mouth existence.
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|Adj.||1.||hand-to-mouth - providing only bare essentials; "a hand-to-mouth existence"|
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adjective insecure, uncertain, unsettled, unsure, precarious They live a meaningless hand-to-mouth-existence.
adverb in poverty, precariously, uncertainly, by necessity, on the breadline (informal), insecurely, improvidently I just can't live hand-to-mouth, it's too frightening.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
A. ADJ [existence] → precario
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
hand-to-mouth[ˌhændtəˈmaʊθ] adj (existence) → precario/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995