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See: keep the wolf from the door

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • from the door — See: KEEP THE WOLF FROM THE DOOR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep the wolf from the door — To keep away poverty or hunger • • • Main Entry: ↑wolf * * * keep the wolf from the door phrase to manage to earn enough money to buy food and other essential things I’m prepared to do anything to keep the wolf from the door. Thesaurus: to earn… …   Useful english dictionary

  • To keep the wolf from the door — Wolf Wolf, n.; pl. {Wolves}. [OE. wolf, wulf, AS. wulf; akin to OS. wulf, D. & G. wolf, Icel. [=u]lfr, Sw. ulf, Dan. ulv, Goth. wulfs, Lith. vilkas, Russ. volk , L. lupus, Gr. ly kos, Skr. v[.r]ka; also to Gr. e lkein to draw, drag, tear in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • keep the wolf from the door —    In order to keep the wolf from the door, you need to have enough money to buy food and other essentials.     My grandparents earned barely enough to keep the wolf from the door …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • keep the wolf from the door — If you keep the wolf from the door, you have enough money for food and the basic essentials …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • keep the wolf from the door — to have enough money to be able to eat and live. Forty percent of the country s population receive part time wages that barely keep the wolf from the door …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep the wolf (wolves) from the door — {v. phr.} To avoid hunger, poverty, and/or creditors. * / I don t like my job, Mike complained, but I must do something to keep the wolves from the door. / Compare: KEEP BODY AND SOUL TOGETHER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep the wolf (wolves) from the door — {v. phr.} To avoid hunger, poverty, and/or creditors. * / I don t like my job, Mike complained, but I must do something to keep the wolves from the door. / Compare: KEEP BODY AND SOUL TOGETHER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep the wolf from the door — verb a) To ward off poverty or hunger. They didnt earn much, but it was enough to keep the wolf from the door. b) To delay sexual ejaculation …   Wiktionary

  • keep\ the\ wolf\ from\ the\ door — v. phr. To avoid hunger, poverty, and/or creditors. I don t like my job, Mike complained, but I must do something to keep the wolves from the door. Compare: keep body and soul together …   Словарь американских идиом

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