support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance(noun)
the financial means whereby one lives
"each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
bread and butter(Noun)
That which is central or fundamental, as to one's business, survival, or income; a staple or cornerstone.
Bread and butter
"Bread and butter" is a superstitious blessing or charm, typically said by young couples or friends walking together when they are forced to separate by an obstacle, such as a pole or another person. By saying the phrase, the bad luck of letting something come between them is thought to be averted. Both walkers must say the phrase, and if they do not do this, then a bitter quarrel is expected to occur. The concept derives from the difficulty of separating butter from bread once it has been spread – buttered bread cannot be "unbuttered". Another phrase which may be used in this way is "salt and pepper".
The numerical value of bread and butter in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of bread and butter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Never fall out with your bread and butter.
Our bread and butter is drafting that legislation and getting it through the legislative process.
I never thrust my nose into other men's porridge. It is no bread and butter of mine every man for himself, and God for us all.
We are not doing new things what we are doing is stimulation programs. Taking from the current funding and putting it into where our bread and butter is, we don't have the figures of the total cost of this. We are currently working on the costing.
Love your children with all your hearts, love them enough to discipline them before it is too late. ... Praise them for important things, even if you have to stretch them a bit. Praise them a lot. They live on it like bread and butter and they need it more than bread and butter.
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