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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He said he was a reformed drug addict, and made enough to pay the rock-bottom rent at the hostel and earn his daily bread.
Over the course of "L'intrepido" Antonio dons any number of outfits to earn his daily bread -- from a lion costume (in a shopping mall day care facility) to a factory worker's outfit to the uniform of a trolley car operator.
Myles also snares rattlesnakes, survives tornadoes, and works hard just to earn his daily bread.
He remembered having to do three different shows every night - two half-hour slots and a 40-minute stint - to earn his daily bread.
Trombonist Antoine Batiste can be an unfaithful charmer, but his relentless pursuit of the craft of making music gives him a sense of purpose, a way to earn his daily bread, and a means of inspiring a new generation of players.
Part of the tapestry reads: In loving remembrance of Peter Jones who lost his life at Wrexham explosion March 13 1889 Good bye Mother good bye father These were the words poor Peter said As he left his home one morning To go and earn his daily bread Now he is standing for the pit mouth Welcome both by great and small Some are saying come on Peter You are welcome by us all
We're not going to do anything with an innocent kid trying to earn his daily bread.
The officer said: 'We're not going to do anything with a boy like that, an innocent kid trying to earn his daily bread.