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Hand to mouth
【解释】Satisfying only one's immediate needs because of lack of money for future plans and investments.
- We have to think and save for the rainy days, otherwise we will soon find ourselves living hand to mouth.
Wǒmen bìxū wèi jiānglái de rìzi zuò dǎsuàn, cún xiē qián, fǒuzé bùjiǔ wǒmen jiù yào miǎnqiáng húkǒu dù rìle.
- During great famines, many people started to die, everyone was living hand to mouth.
Dà jīhuang niándài, xǔduō rén è sǐ, suǒyǒu rén zhǐ néng miǎnqiáng húkǒu.