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bed and board
Pronunciation: /ˌbɛd ən ˈbɔːd/

Definition of bed and board in English:

British Lodging and food, typically forming part of someone’s wages: she had bed and board and two shillings a day pay
More example sentences
  • As well as bed and board, she would be granted a generous wage.
  • She began her career as an impoverished illustrator, earning her bed and board as the lowly assistant manager of an undergraduate dormitory at New York University.
  • They come to the UK for six weeks to two years, living with and working for a family in exchange for free bed and board and £50 spending money a week.
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