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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I WANT to walk in the morning dew Feel my long hair sway in the sunRun wild with the city butterflies Feel young and search for fun fun fun fun I want to earn my daily bread And tell strangers about my love Run wild with the city butterflies Like winged angels from high above I want to be strong like Jesus And to comb His long red brown hair Run wild with the city butterflies They remind me of Jesus honest and fair I want to sail on the ferry early Feel the river in my face Run wild with the city butterflies And watch these miracles fall from grace I want to dance in the morning glow Dance and sing beneath my favourite tree And run wild with the city butterflies For God has made them and you and me by Janet McAdam, Anfield
I am extremely thankful and privileged to be able to live in such a kind, gentle and hospitable environment and still be able to earn my daily bread.
This is where I earn my daily bread and as soon as I come back I'll start working again.
In my working days I recall having to travel from Pontrhydfendigaid to Lampeter to earn my daily bread.