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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - The means by which someone earns a living.

Usage examples (36)
  • I handed a plate of bread-and-butter to Miss Niccole.
  • The unlovely bread-and-butter business pressed upon her.
  • "They mean bread-and-butter, anyway," said Selwyn bluntly.
  • "If he can't eat bread-and-butter he don't want anything." for more
Tutoring comment
  • The store is his "bread and butter" (livelihood), and shoes are the "bread-and-butter" (staple, sustaining) product.
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