earn a/one's crust

Definition of earn a/one's crust

British, informal

  1. :  to earn the money that one needs to live :  to earn a living I'm really a poet, but I've got to earn my crust as an accountant.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to receive as return for effort and especially for work done or services rendered

    :  to bring in by way of return

    :  to come to be duly worthy of or entitled or suited to

  1. :  grieve

  1. :  the hardened exterior or surface part of bread

    :  a piece of this or of bread grown dry or hard

    :  the pastry shell of a pie :  piecrust

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to criticize severely

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