: basic and important
: dependable as a source of income or success
a : being as basic as the earning of one's livelihood <bread–and–butter issues>
b (1) : reliable <our bread–and–butter repertoire> (2) : dependable as a source of income <a company's bread–and–butter products>
: sent or given as thanks for hospitality <a bread–and–butter letter>
First Known Use of BREAD-AND-BUTTER
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