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Definitions for bread-and-butter
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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Numerology

  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. Matt Damon:

    A lot of us spent our adult lives thinking about two hours and three acts. (We're) now migrating to television going, 'OK, how do I tell this story over 20 hours?' the movie that was my bread and butter for years, the $25 million to $50 million character drama, is just gone. They just don't make that anymore.

  2. Joseph Ledinh:

    In the beginning, you think you’re going to be designing the coolest car, but I got put on the Honda Accord, working on that project, however, I understood it’s their bread and butter. You can’t design a product so outrageous that only five people buy it. You need 5,000 -- or 500,000.

  3. Elbert Hubbard:

    If you work for a man, in heavens name work for him! If he pays you wages that supply you your bread and butter, work for him speak well of him, think well of him, stand by him and stand by the institution he represents. I think if I worked for a man I would work for him. I would not work for him a part of the time, and the rest of the time work against him. I would give an undivided service or none. If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.

  4. Miguel de Cervantes:

    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.

  5. Pete Buttigieg:

    (Trump) had this message about fairness and unfairness that should be the bread-and-butter of the Democratic Party.

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