雅思维在线教育 2018-01-07 19:06:58
live from hand to mouth
英文解释：you don't have any money to save because whatever you earn is spent on food and other essentials.
例句：Most families in that area live from hand to mouth.
live on the breadline
英文解释：People who live on the breadline have avery low income or barely enough money to survive.
例句：Due to the recent crisis, there are more people on the breadline than ever before.
dip into one's savings
英文解释： you spend part of the money you have put aside for future use.
例句：I had to dip into my savings to have the car repaired.
feel the pinch
英文解释：begin to suffer from a lack of money.
例句：With the drop in tourism, hotels and restaurants are beginning to feel the pinch.
英文解释：have very little money.
例句：We were so hard up that we had to sleep in the car.
burn your fingers
英文解释：suffer financially as a result of foolish behaviour.
例句：Jack got his fingers burnt playing on the stock market.
英文解释：An amount of money considered small or unimportant is called chicken feed.
例句：I got a job during the holidays but the paywas chicken feed.
cost an arm and a leg
英文解释： very expensive
例句：The house cost us an arm and a leg, but we have no regrets.