bread-and-butter

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

bread–and–butter

adjective

: basic and important

: dependable as a source of income or success

Full Definition of BREAD-AND-BUTTER

1
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>
2
:  sent or given as thanks for hospitality <a bread–and–butter letter>

First Known Use of BREAD-AND-BUTTER

circa 1837

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