staff of life

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the staff of life

Some critical necessity or basic staple. (Said especially of staple foods like bread or rice.) We want our employees to know that respectful discussion and debate are the staff of life around here. The widespread infection of potatoes—the staff of life in Ireland at the time—caused a nationwide famine that killed over a million people.
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staff of life

A staple or necessary food, especially bread. For example, Rice is the staff of life for a majority of the earth's people. This expression, which uses staff in the sense of "a support," was first recorded in 1638.
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the ˌstaff of ˈlife

(literary) a basic food, especially bread
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But the staff of life for the Indian now, he said, is no longer the buffalo, it is education.
Wheat today is synonymous with bread, but before it became the stuff of the staff of life, people grew an ancient form known as einkorn.
From California to the world, the sessions are targeted towards senior level executives and middle management staff of life science companies.
29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- If one mineral had to be chosen as the staff of life, that mineral would be "magnesium.
The Zona family is forever grateful for the support, kindness and care provided to our mother by all the staff of Life Care Center of Auburn.
This relationship has to do with the massive magnificence of old oaks, their scarcity and their association with the Indians for whom the oak was a staff of life.
Thank you as well to the staff of Life Care Center of Auburn for their professional and caring treatment of Fr.
The Tolson family owned The Staff of Life beer house on Almonbury Bank which was established in 1853.
Indeed, the wide range of vitamins and nutrients bread provides is often overlooked in debates about the staff of life.
Among the more unusual names were the Diana in King Street (closed 1900), the Rose and Shamrock and the Neptune in Kirkgate (1905), the Druids at Salford, Lockwood (1910), the Dog at Moldgreen (1913), the Staff of Life at Bankfield (1914), the Paragon in Westgate (1923), the Turf Inn in Ramsden Street (1930), the Dock Tavern in Dock Street (1940), Poets Corner in Chapel Hill (1944), the Olive Branch in Lindley (1949) and the Lord Nelson in Leeds Road (1953).
Ben's family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Life Care of Auburn for their compassionate and loving care.
The Mallozzi and Morawski family would like to thank the Nurses and staff of Life Care Center of Auburn for the exceptional care and compassion they gave to our mother.