earn a/one's crust
Definition of earn a/one's crust
: 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
: 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
: 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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