earn a/one's crust

Definition of earn a/one's crust

British, informal
: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

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

  2. : to bring in by way of return

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

  1. : grieve

crust play
  1. : the hardened exterior or surface part of bread

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

  3. : the pastry shell of a pie : piecrust


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