Definition of sing for one's supper in English:
Earn a favour or benefit by providing a service in return: the cruise lecturers are academics singing for their supper
More example sentences
- But I sometimes wonder what it would be like to just be a normal guest, rather than someone who sings for their supper.
- Though ostensibly a study of contemporary trends, the programme relied almost exclusively on picturesque images from the long-gone era of horse-drawn wagons, roadside tinsmithery and jolly beggarmen singing for their supper.
- Reason is I'm doing a bit of network support for a friend while I'm there - singing for my supper, as it were.
Definition of sing for one's supper in:
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