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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Speaking at the launching ceremony held at FIEDMC, Muhammad Ajmal Cheema said the main purpose of this community development programme should be aimed at providing basic facilities to the residents of Chak Jhumra besides imparting technical training to them so that they could earn their daily bread through decent jobs," says a press release issued here today.
The report found out that owing to poverty, illiteracy and unemployment, these people adopted various ordinary jobs to earn their daily bread. On average, they earned fom Rs5, 000 to Rs20, 000 per month.
In his last speech to the Commons, Peel said: "It may be that I shall leave a name sometimes remembered with expressions of good in the abodes of those whose lot it is to labour and earn their daily bread by the sweat of their brow when they shall recruit their exhausted strength with abundant and untaxed food, the sweeter because it is no longer leavened by a sense of injustice."
Those who work on an everyday basis to earn their daily bread suffer loss of income on the days of strike which usually follows such protests.
While cobblers in Muscat aren't flourishing, they certainly have found a way to survive and earn their daily bread. In an age of savvy shoe brands and e-shopping, shoe repairers have managed to stay relevant.
I have year a fell off the drowned Roberts no formal legal training, being only a retired surveyor, but I would have thought an employer who required employees of a professional standard to report daily to earn their daily bread would have an obligation (where it is feasible) to provide parking spaces.
Before this point, the people of Kurdistan weren't used to government wages--people had to work to earn their daily bread. There was no nanny state providing free handouts.
Just think of the millions who are deprived of a job (Labour) to earn their daily bread, a roof over their head (Lodging) to rest and a minimum of at least six feet of (Land) which they can call their own.
Meanwhile, Ayyash Nezar, the chairman of the fishermen union, said fisheries used to secure 40 percent of the income before imposition of the Israeli siege, "but now there are no specific figures in this regard due to the new situations namely the suffocating blockade on the strip." Moreover, the Israelis used to allow Palestinian fishermen seek to earn their daily bread within a wide zone of a 20 nautical miles in depth, but now their movement is limited to only an area of six nautical miles' depth.
Most are ordinary folk, electricians, mechanics, truck drivers, jeepney drivers, factory hands, office clerks, callcenter employees, messengers, who earn their daily bread daily and whose loss of one day, not to speak of several days, from a cataclysm produces cataclysmic results.
said that unemployment in Armenia has grown so much that people already do not know how to earn their daily bread. Among the
I see the only alternative approach we have now is "first things first", meaning security at any cost and an economy that allows people to earn their daily bread.
The monks of St Sixtus, not far from Ypres in Belgium, earn their daily bread by brewing beer.
Daily labourers, rickshaw-pullers, welders, amongst others are slugging it out everyday under the sun to earn their daily bread.
For centuries, dhows sailed across the Arabian and Indian seas, enabling sailors to earn their daily bread either through fishing, pearl diving or by transporting cargo mostly from the Indian sub-continent and East Africa into the Gulf States.