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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This road is considered to be a lifeline through which we earn our daily bread.
Most of us have to play in the French national league to earn our daily bread.
In the morning we give thanks for the return of our soul and drive to work among ringing mobile phones the nervous tones of hourly news, horns blowing like jazz along the road atonal to earn our daily bread as if this could be anywhere.