[hand-tuh-mouth] /ˈhænd təˈmaʊθ/
offering or providing the barest livelihood, sustenance, or support; meager; precarious:
a hand-to-mouth existence.
with barely enough money or food to satisfy immediate needs: a hand-to-mouth existence
[hand-tool] /ˈhændˌtul/ verb (used with object) 1. (defs 8, 9). noun 1. any tool or implement designed for manual operation.
- Hand to on a silver platter
Also, serve up on a plate. Provide with something valuable for nothing, or give an unearned reward to; also, make it easy for. For example, She did no work at all, expecting to have everything handed to her on a silver platter, or Just ask them—they’ll serve up the data on a plate. Both terms […]
- Hand trouble
noun phrase A pronounced tendency to touch and caress; generalized tactile amorousness: Bonnie had encountered men with hand trouble (1940s+)
noun 1. 1 (def 3).