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mother's milk Syllabification: moth·er's milk

Definition of mother's milk in English:


Something regarded as absolutely necessary or appropriate: the early work of Sturtevant and Morgan was mother’s milk to geneticists
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  • Eliminationist rhetoric is mother's milk to these kids.
  • One of the legendary lines about the place of money in American campaigns came from a powerful California politician who said, ‘money is the mother's milk of politics.’
  • Because money continues to be the mother's milk of politics, Democrats serious about retaking the White House should not give money to candidates who have no chance of beating Bush.
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