There was no security for "any one, and every one was tempted to live from hand to mouth.
Thus, here as elsewhere, we see a vacillating hand-to-mouth policy, at the mercy of a passion for power or for sensual gratification.
In view of this approaching revolution, both the Church and the world were regarded as living from hand to mouth.
It is estimated that there are no less than 35,000 people living from hand to mouth in the utmost misery, partly in the extensive catacombs beneath the city.
Football outside of the top echelons always seemed an unlikely business bet, with a history of clubs living hand to mouth.