(one's) daily bread

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(one's) daily bread

One's means of living, i.e., food and money. No, working in a canning factory isn't exactly glamorous, but you've got to earn your daily bread somehow. The new universal basic income initiative is intended to provide every citizen their daily bread, even if they've fallen on hard times.
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your daily ˈbread

the food or money that you need to live: Each one of us has to earn our daily bread somehow.
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The flour pan in which their daily bread was mixed stood on the rude table side by side with the "prospecting pans," half full of gold washed up from their morning's work; the front windows of the newer tenements looked upon the one single thoroughfare, but the back door opened upon the uncleared wilderness, still haunted by the misshapen bulk of bear or the nightly gliding of catamount.
It is also advantageous for a tyranny that all those who are under it should be oppressed with poverty, that they may not be able to compose a guard; and that, being employed in procuring their daily bread, they may have no leisure to conspire against their tyrants.
He professed that those who are talk freedom are actually fighting for their daily bread.
said that unemployment in Armenia has grown so much that people already do not know how to earn their daily bread.
While Arab and international efforts are seeking to reach a solution to bloodshed and destruction in Syria by the Syrian regime and its Shabihas, destructive missiles have targeted a botchery in Helfaya, killing citizens that were waiting in line for their daily bread," Siniora said in a statement.
The sources told KUNA the fishermen were targeted with shells and automatic gunfire while they were trying to earn their daily bread off the town of Rafah.
This has created lot of inconvenience to those who are hand to mouth and earn their daily bread like us who are rendering services as school van driver.
He added that people "can barely wait" additional months without a proper government to deal with their daily bread and butter issues like the soaring price of gasoline and the frequent disruptions in the supply of electric power and domestic water, Ayyoub said.
By giving children a healthy meal you are doing more than just giving them their daily bread.
With no management, one man down and a student replacement with a dark past, a gruelling night lies ahead if Greggs are going to get their daily bread.
SHOPPERS can now give thanks for their daily bread at a supermarket.
Why, they will ask, is the federal government paying to secure the "consulting" services of flim-flam men, unreconstructed hit men and puckish hackers when burglars, second-story men and lowlifes who specialize in knocking over liquor stores have to earn their daily bread through grubby, downscale crime?
On the one hand, it was the serfs and peasants who provided the clergy and the nobility with their daily bread.
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