earn (one's) daily bread

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earn (one's) daily bread

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 daily bread somehow. I hear Janet is earning her daily bread with an investment firm in Tokyo now.
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For a discussion of the economic contribution of women to the working-class home see Jeanne Boydston, "To Earn Her Daily Bread: Housework and Antebellum Working-Class Subsistence," Radical History Review 35 (1986): 7-25.