What do you think people mean when they say that some one is living a “hand-to-mouth” life?
hand-to-mouth is a bad principle when you have a growing child.'
hand-to-mouth legislation has always been the characteristic of our rule in South Africa.
He must get some of the hated skits ready for the Sunday paper from which he drew a hand-to-mouth living.
Their dialectic had corrupted theology; their hand-to-mouth utilitarianism had played havoc with traditional church-institutions.
He has a hand-to-mouth, nomad existence, ending in the inevitable frozen misery of the workhouse.
One reason for this is the hand-to-mouth manner in which the bulk of the people live, with no notion of thrift.
The people are rooted to the soil, and the vast majority are living a hand-to-mouth life.
Ah, if only we had something better to expect than this hand-to-mouth existence!
Without property life cannot rise above the hand-to-mouth existence of the savage.