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I read a sentence which was:

A lack of dignified employment, non payment of adequate wages on time and insufficient food mean that the family of four is in a dicey situation and staring at starvation.

What is the meaning of staring at starvation in the sentence?

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According to the Cambridge Dictionary

be staring at something

If you are staring at a bad situation or problem, you know you must experience it or deal with it very soon:

By late in the first half the team was staring at almost certain defeat.

In the Oxford Dictionary, we found a related phrase

be staring something in the face

Be on the verge of defeat, death, or another unpleasant fate.

In your sentence the unpleasant fate / bad situation is starvation. That family is going to face starvation soon if their problems are not solved.

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