Definition of 'keep the wolf from the door'
Example sentences containing 'keep the wolf from the door'
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This keeps the wolves from the door and allows individuals time to sort themselves out. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That ought to keep the wolf from the door for a while. Times, Sunday Times (2009)No one knows if he has enough cash to keep the wolf from the door. The Sun (2008)They fought one battle to keep the wolves from the door during last summer's transfer window. The Sun (2016)I just want something to keep the wolf from the door. Times, Sunday Times (2008)To keep the wolves from the door I have been making nominal, monthly payments. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It keeps the wolf from the door, which is good because it means I actually have a door. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Definition of keep the wolf from the door from the Collins English Dictionary
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