Definition of a mouth to feed in English:

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?’
    • ‘I would rather not have another mouth to feed.’
    • ‘Her step father gloated about how he got rid of a mouth to feed and how he didn't have to pay taxes for another three years!’
    • ‘With less income, many prospective mothers fear another mouth to feed.’
    • ‘For me, you are a mouth to feed, less important than the donkey.’
    • ‘It does not matter to him now whether or not the baby is male or female because it would just be one more mouth to feed.’