hand-to-mouth definition

  • adjective:
    • Having or providing only the bare essentials: a hand-to-mouth presence.
    • having hardly adequate to endure, being near impoverishment
    • providing only bare essentials
  • others:
    • Precarious; unsettled; based on present requirements.

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