vivir del cuento

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vivir del cuento(
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to live off one's wits
No tiene ni trabajo ni dinero, así que vive del cuento.He doesn't have either money or a job, so he lives off his wits.
b. to live by one's wits
Eran ricos, pero se arruinaron y ahora viven del cuento.They were rich, but they lost everything and now live by their wits.
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