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What does it mean? "some even live from hand to mouth."

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    It means to have barely enough to live, or to live in poor circumstances

    It literally means that whatever they get their hands on, they must eat immediately, or that they have so little, they only just get enough to keep fed, and don't have any spare / saved. It is not always used in reference to food, but perhaps means that they must spend what they earn immediately, and have no savings

    Hand to mouth existence occurs when one:
    1) bites more than they can chew - spends more money than they can afford
    2) has poor budgeting skills

    To live from hand to mouth = very very poor

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