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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.