(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.
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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
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