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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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References in classic literature ?
Yet how hard to be dignified with the man from whom comes one's daily bread.
The wrinkles in his face resemble the pages of a notebook, the record of living in the camp, not far from a homeland that keeps becoming more distant, a notebook that speaks of the difficulty of finding one's daily bread, the difficulty of working, the difficulty of being a refugee, and that of being born in the camp and being buried in the camp.
Composed entirely of brief vignettes strung together into a narrative whole--told in present tense, a technique that emphasizes the feel of the moment--Writing for Love and/or Money recounts the practical difficulties of writing to earn one's daily bread, whether as a journalist, a playwright, or a script writer, and the colorful ups and downs of a life boldly lived.
They serve as a means of raising a series of questions fundamental to the life of a twentieth-century author: what it means to be a writer in an environment hostile to nonconformism; what constitutes the past and how to present it truthfully in literary form; how to keep one's art alive despite the hardships of having to earn one's daily bread; how to live in one place aware it is colored by the experiences of living in another; to what extent childhood in an emotionally frigid family can shape one's adult thinking; how a woman can find a different purpose in life from the one to which her mother was doomed; what prompts a woman to become subordinate in her relationship with a man; how one person's biography can refract another person's life.