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[hand-tuh-mouth] /ˈhænd təˈmaʊθ/

offering or providing the barest livelihood, sustenance, or support; meager; precarious:
a hand-to-mouth existence.
adjective, adverb
with barely enough money or food to satisfy immediate needs: a hand-to-mouth existence


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