take the bread out of people's mouths


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take the bread out of people's mouths

To steal or deprive people of their basic means of living. Everyone loves these giant retail chains for their low prices, but few care that they take the bread out of people's mouths who run their own local shops.
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take the bread out of people's mouths

deprive people of their livings, especially by competition or unfair working practices.
See also: bread, mouth, of, out, take
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