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earn a crust

To do work of any kind for a living; to earn money by some means. No, working in a canning factory isn't exactly glamorous, but we've all got to earn a crust somehow.
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earn (one's) crust

To do work of any kind for a living; to earn money by some means. No, working in a canning factory isn't exactly glamorous, but I've got to earn my crust somehow. I hear Janet is earning her crust with an investment firm in Tokyo now.
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upper crust

Fig. the higher levels of society; the upper class. (From the top, as opposed to the bottom, crust of a pie.) Jane speaks like that because she pretends to be from the upper crust, but her father was a miner. James is from the upper crust, but he is penniless.
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the upper crust

people who have the highest social position and who are usually rich Many treasures were brought back to Britain because its upper crust was wealthy and liked travelling abroad.
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upper crust

The highest social class, as in She wanted badly to be one of the upper crust but it wasn't going to happen. This term alludes to the choicest part of a pie or loaf of bread. [First half of 1800s]
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crust

n. nerve; gall. She’s got a lot of crust—coming in here like that.

upper crust

The top level of society. Although you might think that “crust” refers to bread and that the upper part was reserved for the aristocracy, word detectives would say you're wrong: no authoritative written connection between bread and the well-bred can be found. “Crust” refers to the earth's crust, or top layer. The upper crust of a society is its top layer.
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For the late night crowd, Crust also offers some good craft beers and a wide array of red and white wines to enjoy with your dinner.
Allow the product to rest in the crust after cooking as the residue heat inside will continue cooking the food after it has come out of the oven.
In East Africa, continental crust is tugged by tectonic forces from either side and is destined to eventually rip apart, creating a new ocean like the neighboring Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.
But while generations of parents have spent hours trying to coax their children into eating the entirety of a piece of bread, dieticians now claim that not only will eating crusts not result in curly hair, but there are in fact no health benefits in them not found in the rest of a slice.
More than half (55 per cent) of Scottish parents said their offspring did not eat their crusts simply because they were being picky.
The change in soil texture with crust development also results in an increased water retention for microbiotic crusts, which in turn leads to reduced infiltration and dryness of deeper level soil within crusted areas.
Pecan-cinnamon crusts provide the backdrop for a simple ganache filling topped with lots of red raspberries.
Technically true, but the crust consists largely of bleached wheat (that is, refined) flour and more sugars, palm oil, and nonfat milk than (whole-grain) oats or wheat bran.
The flavor selections include the finest meats, fresh-cut vegetables, flavorful cheeses and delicious spices that when coupled with the proprietary "freshbaked" thin crust formula known with Red Baron[R] products, create an irresistible taste unique to frozen pizza.
For a savory crust use olive oil and add chopped herbs such as rosemary and thyme.
Called Invisible Crust it took two years to develop using a 'world first' baking technique, Hovis said.
The product, called Hovis Invisible Crust, has been in development for two years, the company said.
The company has described its Invisible Crust as a 'world first' because it requires a new baking process.
But a sizzling journey to Earth's mantle (layer between Earth's crust, or outer layer, and its innermost core), where magma forms, is possible only in science fiction movies.