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hand to mouth, from

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from hand to mouth

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Idioms and Phrases

With only the bare essentials, existing precariously. For example, After she lost her job she was living from hand to mouth . This expression alludes to eating immediately whatever is at hand. [c. 1500]

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Example Sentences

I'm confoundedly tired of Speckport, and this from-hand-to-mouth life.

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