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.
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Kris can earn his crust Kris Boyd might be tempted to come out of retirement and seal a move to Wigan before the English transfer window closes on Thursday after they unveiled a new mascot that looks suspiciously like a Rugby Park pie.
There is PS258,000 worth of prize-money up for grabs at Goodwood and PS227,100 at York, while Sha La La La Lee will make the Chester commentator earn his crust as he bids to follow up his recent course-and-distance success under Jane Elliott.
Klopp must earn his crust this weekend and have the boys primed to storm the Palace, bringing home the precious treasure of three golden points.
He added: "He's still out there trying to earn his crust and as quick as he's earning it there's somebody sitting out there waiting to try and rob or steal it off him."
No man shall stand idle, He'll earn his crust in the earth He'll serve his masters faithfully, He must, to prove his worth.
Brought up in the north east of England, the Prime Minister used to earn his crust working on building sites and as a barman in his home city of Durham over the summer months.
He tries his hand to no avail at a variety of jobs in the literary world in order to earn his crust, as an editor, a publisher, even a typesetter, staying as close as he can to books, but unable to write a convincing one himself.
But he does admit how he spent most of his career working six nights a week, 50 weeks a year to earn his crust.
By electing to earn his crust at reviled rivals Manchester United, the former Everton idol guaranteed a hostile reception from the Blue fraternity he once declared himself eternally part of.