(one's) daily bread

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(one's) daily bread

One's means of living, i.e., food and money. No, working in a canning factory isn't exactly glamorous, but you've got to earn your daily bread somehow. The new universal basic income initiative is intended to provide every citizen their daily bread, even if they've fallen on hard times.
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your daily ˈbread

the food or money that you need to live: Each one of us has to earn our daily bread somehow.
See also: bread, daily
References in classic literature ?
At least, the unhappy wretch upon whom your anger falls receives from you, however culpable he may be, his daily bread though moistened by his tears.
They might carry it, he said, who needed it; for his part, he could provide his daily bread with his rifle.
It is true that a poor man who needs must work for his daily bread cannot long keep up the struggle; but he can talk, and his words find an echo in every sufferer's heart, so that one bad case of this kind is multiplied, for every one who hears of it feels it as a personal wrong, and the leaven works.
Commonsensically because regular holidays are known well in advance and so a daily wage earnerhe who belongs to the "isang kayod, isang tuka" class of Philippine societycould already prepare and amply provide for his daily bread on each one of such holidays.
Not one of those things is the mark of the honest man losing his daily bread to 'attend to the interests of the country'.
While not strictly metaphorical or allegorical, his soul-aching, mind and body-numbing, quite literal quest for his daily bread, which takes up the bulk of his waking hours, intentionally suggests just enough of our own everyday grind to make this a scary novel.