bread and butter

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الإنجليزية - الإنجليزية
That which is central or fundamental, as to one's business, survival, or income; a staple or cornerstone

They will do some machining if you ask them, but sheet metal has always been their bread and butter.

{i} maintenance, livelihood, source of income
{s} habitual, routine, usual; practical, material
the financial means whereby one lives; "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
Bread and butter issues or matters are ones which are important to most people, because they affect them personally. The opposition gained support by concentrating on bread-and-butter matters
Something that is the bread and butter of a person or organization is the activity or work that provides the main part of their income. The mobile phone business was actually his bread and butter
bread and butter letter
thank you letter, thank you note thanking a person for their hospitality
bread and butter pickle
thinly sliced sweet pickles
A general saying used to ward off bad luck
Relating to basic sustenance or the requirements for everyday living for the masses
A saying specifically used to ward off bad luck when separating hands to walk either side of a tree
bread-and-butter issue
any issue, such as inflation or prices, that affects ordinary people in their daily lives
bread-and-butter issues
plural form of bread-and-butter issue
bread-and-butter letter
A short, hand-written communication to thank someone who has recently provided you with hospitality, usually dinner or an overnight visit
bread-and-butter note
A short note thanking someone who has recently provided the writer with hospitality
quarrel with one's bread and butter
{f} repine, be unhappy, be not satisfied, be discontented
bread and butter


    bread and but·ter

    التركية النطق

    bred ınd bʌtır


    /ˈbred ənd ˈbətər/ /ˈbrɛd ənd ˈbʌtɜr/

    علم أصول الكلمات

    [ 'bred ] (noun.) before 12th century. Middle English breed, from Old English brEad; akin to Old High German brOt bread, Old English brEowan to brew.

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