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用中文说: "Hand to mouth"

Hand to mouth

【中文】勉强糊口

     Miǎnqiáng húkǒu

【解释】Satisfying only one's immediate needs because of lack of money for future plans and investments.

【例句】

- We have to think and save for the rainy days, otherwise we will soon find ourselves living hand to mouth.

 我们必须为将来的日子做打算,存些钱,否则不久我们就要勉强糊口度日了。

 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.

 大饥荒年代,许多人饿死,所有人只能勉强糊口。

 Dà jīhuang niándài, xǔduō rén è sǐ, suǒyǒu rén zhǐ néng miǎnqiáng húkǒu.

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