staff of life
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Origin of staff of life
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Cultural definitions for staff of life
A basic staple food, such as bread, rice, or potatoes: “Rice is the staff of life in eastern Asia.”
Idioms and Phrases with staff of life
A staple or necessary food, especially bread. For example, Rice is the staff of life for a majority of the earth's people. This expression, which uses staff in the sense of “a support,” was first recorded in 1638.