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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While cobblers in Muscat aren't flourishing, they certainly have found a way to survive and earn their daily bread.
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.
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.
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.
As a result, nearly one in five said they had taken their children out of school to help the family earn their daily bread and nearly two-thirds were skipping meals.
They merely take up a job to earn their daily bread without realizing the wealth and power entrusted to them.
With 20 years experience in catering management, including working for some of the region's biggest construction sites - feeding the labourers and craftsmen who earn their daily bread - Suzanne knew she could serve up a successful venture.
This particular story centres around a small working class community struggling to earn their daily bread.
While everyone may know someone who knows someone who has a "glass back", it is equally fair to say that there are many more people in this country whose poor health does not permit them to earn their daily bread.