What does hand to mouth mean?

Definitions for hand to mouth

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hand to mouth.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hand-to-mouth(a)(adverb)

    providing only bare essentials

    "a hand-to-mouth existence"

  2. hand to mouth(adverb)

    with barely enough money for immediate needs

    "they lived form hand to mouth"


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hand to mouth in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hand to mouth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tolle Furegard:

    We live from hand to mouth, and we have for a long time now.

  2. Piu Eatwell:

    These girls thought [Hansen] had connections, so obviously, they felt under pressure because they thought this was their chance to make it, [Elizabeth] had a hand-to-mouth existence. She never really had a definite job… She was dependent on friends, boyfriends, people she got picked up by for a meal or just a place for the night.

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