earn one's bread

make a living, earn a living

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • make one's bread — earn a living …   English contemporary dictionary

  • win one's bread — earn money, make a living, support oneself financially …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bread — [bred] n. [ME bred < OE bread, crumb, morsel < IE * bhreu , var. of * bhereu , to ferment < base * bher , well up, seethe > BREW, BURN1, L fervere, to boil] 1. a) a food baked from a leavened, kneaded dough made with flour or meal,… …   English World dictionary

  • bread — breadless, adj. breadlessness, n. /bred/, n. 1. a kind of food made of flour or meal that has been mixed with milk or water, made into a dough or batter, with or without yeast or other leavening agent, and baked. 2. food or sustenance; livelihood …   Universalium

  • bread — /brɛd / (say bred) noun 1. a food made of flour or meal, milk or water, etc., made into a dough or batter, with or without yeast or the like, and baked. 2. food or sustenance; livelihood: to earn one s bread. 3. Ecclesiastical the wafer or bread… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bread — [[t]brɛd[/t]] n. 1) coo a baked food made of a dough or batter containing flour or meal, milk or water, and often yeast or another leavening agent 2) food or sustenance; livelihood: to earn one s bread[/ex] 3) sts Slang. money 4) coo to coat with …   From formal English to slang

  • bread — n. baked food 1) to bake bread 2) to toast bread 3) to break bread with ( to eat with ) 4) fresh; moldy; stale bread 5) black; brown; corn; dark; leavened; rye; sliced; unleavened; wheat; white; whole meal (BE), whole wheat (AE) bread 6) a crust; …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Earn — ([ e]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Earned} ([ e]rnd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Earning}.] [AS. earnian; akin to OHG. arn[=o]n to reap, aran harvest, G. ernte, Goth. asans harvest, asneis hireling, AS. esne; cf. Icel. [ o]nn working season, work.] 1. To merit …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bread and butter — noun the financial means whereby one lives (Freq. 1) each child was expected to pay for their keep he applied to the state for support he could no longer earn his own livelihood • Syn: ↑support, ↑keep, ↑livelihood, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Inception of Darwin's theory — The inception of Darwin s theory began with his search to explain contradictions in contemporary theories of organic development as well as religious explanations of the appearance of design in the natural world. His fascination as a young man… …   Wikipedia

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