earn (one's) crust

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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.
See also: crust, earn
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This is where the psychologists in the Galpharm backroom staff will earn their crust this term.
Unlike some players who earn their crust south of the border, the man at the biggest name of all is always there for his country.
The highly paid executives who earn their crust because of the onerous decisions they make on what we should and should not watch should never have let this go ahead.
PIE makers will be hoping to earn their crust when they take part in Yorkshire's best-known pork pie event later this month.
And it takes employees living in Dublin just 15 minutes to earn enough to buy a Big Mac with just nine minutes to earn their crust in the form of a loaf of bread.
POETS in the courts of the Welsh aristocracy in medieval times used to earn their crust by reciting their work to harp accompaniment.
And both currently earn their crust in capital cities in Britain.
When Ports' John Convery opened the scoring in the eighth minute, it appeared that the team who shocked Glentoran last week would win easily - but Ronnie McFall's side had to earn their crust.