жить очень бедно, "перебиваться с хлеба на квас"
After her husband's death Silvia was living a hand-to-mouth existence.
- turn one's hand to (something)
- hand in (something)
- tie (someone's) hands
- do (something) by hand
- keep one's hand in (something)
- with hat in hand
- eat out of (someone's) hand
- dirty one's hands
- hand over hand
- at the hands of (someone or something)
- give (someone) a hand with (something)
- hand in hand
- hand down (something)
- read the handwriting on the wall