mouth to feed


mouth to feed
mouth to feed
: a person (such as a child) who needs to be fed

They can't afford another child. They already have too many (hungry) mouths to feed.

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Main Entry:mouth

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • (a) hungry mouth (to feed) — a hungry mouth (to feed) phrase someone who is depending on you to provide food There were three hungry mouths to feed at home. Thesaurus: words used to describe relations and relationshipshyponym friendship and feelings of friendshipsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) mouth to feed — someone, especially a new born baby for whom you must provide food. With three small children and hardly any money, the last thing they needed was another mouth to feed …   New idioms dictionary

  • a mouth to feed — a person, typically a child, who has to be looked after and fed how can they afford another mouth to feed? …   Useful english dictionary

  • mouth — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, cavernous, enormous, huge, large, wide ▪ small, tiny ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • mouth — mouth1 W1S2 [mauθ] n plural mouths [mauðz] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(face)¦ 2 keep your mouth shut 3 open your mouth 4 (you) watch your mouth 5¦(entrance)¦ 6¦(river)¦ 7¦(bottle/container)¦ 8 big m …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • feed — 1 /fi:d/ past tense and past participle fed /fed/ verb 1 GIVE FOOD (T) a) to give food to a person or animal: Have you fed the cat? | He s so old and ill he can t feed himself any more. | feed sth to sb: Feed the food to the baby in small pieces …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mouth — 1 /maUT/ noun plural mouths /maUDz/ 1 FACE (C) the part of your face which you put food into, or which you use for speaking: Don t talk with your mouth full of food! 2 keep your mouth shut informal a) to not tell other people about a secret: I… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mouth — mouth1 [ mauθ ] (plural mouths [ mauðz ] ) noun count *** 1. ) the part of your face below your nose that you use to eat and speak. The corners of your mouth are the two outside ends of it, and the inside top part of your mouth is called the roof …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • feed — [[t]fi͟ːd[/t]] ♦♦ feeds, feeding, fed 1) VERB If you feed a person or animal, you give them food to eat and sometimes actually put it in their mouths. [V n] We brought along pieces of old bread and fed the birds... [V n n] She fed him a cookie …   English dictionary

  • mouth — I UK [maʊθ] / US noun [countable] Word forms mouth : singular mouth plural mouths UK [maʊðz] / US *** 1) a) the part of your face below your nose that you use to eat and speak. The corners of your mouth are the two outside ends of it, and the… …   English dictionary