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ˈbrɛd nˈbʌt ərbread-and-but·ter

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  1. bread-and-butteradjective

    Relating to basic sustenance or the requirements for everyday living for the masses.

  2. bread-and-butterinterjection

    A general saying used to ward off bad luck

  3. bread-and-butterinterjection

    A saying specifically used to ward off bad luck when separating hands to walk either side of a tree

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bread-and-butter in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bread-and-butter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of bread-and-butter in a Sentence

  1. Kate Andersen Brower:

    The first lady is the best surrogate you can get, especially when they can connect, like Jill Biden can, to bread and butter issues like education and child care, usually, first ladies have much higher approval ratings, so they can appeal to a broader audience than their husbands. They tend to be less polarizing because they usually do not weigh in on hot-button political issues.

  2. English Proverb:

    Never fall out with your bread and butter.

  3. Chua Kee Lock:

    Vehicle maintenance costs, insurance costs, these are bread-and-butter issues for ride-hailing drivers.

  4. Terry Reilly:

    China basically in some respects is an exporter's bread and butter.

  5. Frank Fritz:

    The guy that connects with me is the guy who buys a 30 pack of Busch Light and a pizza on the weekend. That’s my guy. My guy buys a $150 sign, not an $8,000 sign. I’m more of the common man guy, I haven’t found a $100,000 vase or any Michelangelo stuff. I’ve never really had a big, big score like that. But all the small scores are the bread and butter and that’s my deal.

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    long and thin and often limp
    • A. tenebrous
    • B. lank
    • C. sesquipedalian
    • D. lacerate

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