someone's bread and butter


someone's bread and butter
(someone's) bread and butter informal a job or activity that provides you with the money you need to live.

Teaching at the local college is his bread and butter.


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  • bread and butter — (someone s) bread and butter informal a job or activity that provides you with the money you need to live. Teaching at the local college is his bread and butter …   New idioms dictionary

  • bread\ and\ butter — I. n. phr. the usual needs of life; food, shelter, and clothing. Ed earned his bread and butter as a bookkeeper, but added a little jam by working with a dance band on weekends. II. adj thanking someone for entertainment or a nice visit; thank… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bread and butter(2) — {adj.} Thanking someone for entertainment or a nice visit; thank you. * /After spending the weekend as a guest in the Jones home, Alice wrote the Joneses the usual bread and butter letter./ See: BREAD AND BUTTER LETTER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bread and butter(2) — {adj.} Thanking someone for entertainment or a nice visit; thank you. * /After spending the weekend as a guest in the Jones home, Alice wrote the Joneses the usual bread and butter letter./ See: BREAD AND BUTTER LETTER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bread-and-butter letter — noun A short, hand written communication to thank someone who has recently provided you with hospitality, usually dinner or an overnight visit. Syn: bread and butter note …   Wiktionary

  • bread-and-butter note — noun A short note thanking someone who has recently provided the writer with hospitality. Syn: bread and butter letter …   Wiktionary

  • Bread and salt — is a Slavic welcome greeting ceremony.Known by its local names;* * * * * * * * *Two non Slavic nations also have this tradition: Lithuanians (Baltic) and Romanians (Latin), both of them being culturally and historically close to their Slavic… …   Wikipedia

  • butter — but|ter1 [ bʌtər ] noun uncount ** a solid yellow food made from cream that you spread on bread or use in cooking: bread and butter a stick of butter salted/unsalted butter butter wouldn t melt in someone s mouth used for saying that although… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • butter — I UK [ˈbʌtə(r)] / US [ˈbʌtər] noun [uncountable] ** a solid yellow food made from cream that you spread on bread or use in cooking bread and butter a packet of butter salted/unsalted butter • butter wouldn t melt in someone s mouth See: bread and …   English dictionary

  • butter — [[t]bʌ̱tə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ butters, buttering, buttered 1) N MASS Butter is a soft yellow substance made from cream. You spread it on bread or use it in cooking. ...bread and butter... Pour the melted butter into a large mixing bowl. 2) VERB If you… …   English dictionary