Definition of hungry track in English:

hungry track


  • A stretch of country in which work or food is hard to come by.

    ‘they'd tramped a long hungry track’
    • ‘When you're old, when you're on a hungry track, without food or water, there's no hell worse.’
    • ‘All the arts and wiles could not extract a feed on this hungry track.’
    • ‘She described the desolate stretch as a very hungry track.’
    • ‘It's a hungry track. The settlers haven't got much.’
    • ‘Eight weeks on a hungry track. Got a week's work at last.’