- 1A person’s livelihood or main source of income, typically as earned by routine work: their bread and butter is reporting local events [as modifier]: bread-and-butter occupationsMore example sentences
- Amongst his academic duties, Dane intends to take up rugby, the school's main sporting bread and butter.
- But there are thousands for whom commercials, though not their sole income, are bread and butter.
- Sporadic work, from a wide variety of sources, is their bread and butter.
- 1.1An everyday or ordinary person or thing: the bread and butter of non-League soccer [as modifier]: a good bread-and-butter playerMore example sentences
- During his time on Down District Council, he developed a reputation as a man of the ordinary people; someone who would campaign hard on bread-and-butter issues.
- For the world's poor, ‘anti-globalisation’ is about real bread-and-butter issues, which do not disappear once the international summits are over.
- Sources tell CNN that from his hospital bed, the former president counseled Kerry on shifting the talk from Vietnam to bread-and-butter issues.
More definitions of bread and butterDefinition of bread and butter in:
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