bread and butter
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Example sentences from the Web for bread and butter
“I knew Boyfriend would never really have its chance unless it became my bread-and-butter,” she says.
Get immigration done and the party will be able to compete again on bread-and-butter issues with most of the electorate.Marco Rubio’s Big Moment Could Come With Immigration Reform|David Freedlander|January 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It's easy to see how a governor with a proven track record and a focus on bread-and-butter issues could do well.
He laughed at her for what she did—for what she did in the discharge of her duty, earning her bread-and-butter.Second String|Anthony Hope
The obtuse are capable of seeing in it nothing save a bread-and-butter imitation of "The Jungle Book."Books and Persons|Arnold Bennett
Healthy young women continue to be plump and pretty, healthful and active on bread-and-butter, fruits and sweetmeats.Feminism and Sex-Extinction|Arabella Kenealy
She sat down, helped herself to a thick slice of bread-and-butter, and ate it, while burning thoughts filled her mind.The Rebel of the School|Mrs. L. T. Meade
I sat sipping my tea, and eating slice after slice of real Wiltshire bread-and-butter in a whirl of enchantment.The Kidnapped President|Guy Boothby
British Dictionary definitions for bread and butter
- providing a basic means of subsistencea bread-and-butter job
- solid, reliable, or practicala bread-and-butter player
- expressing gratitude, as for hospitality (esp in the phrase bread-and-butter letter)
Idioms and Phrases with bread and butter
The essential, sustaining element, as in The quality of the schools is the bread and butter of town property values. This idiom alludes to a basic food, bread spread with butter. [c. 1700]
Means of livelihood, as in John's job is the family's bread and butter. [First half of 1700s]
Ordinary, routine, as in Don't worry about it; this is just a bread and butter assignment. [Second half of 1800s]