Living Hand to Mouth




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Living Hand to Mouth : Phrases



Meaning:

To be poor, to have difficulty supporting yourself.


Example:

Most people who marry young start out
living hand to mouth.


Origin:

During the Great Depression and other times of economic scarcity, people often did not know when or where the next meal was coming from. In such a case, when you get something in your hand that can be eaten, it goes into the mouth immediately: ergo
hand to mouth.























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