Definition of earn a/one's crustBritish, informal
- I'm really a poet, but I've got to earn my crust as an accountant.
: 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
What made you want to look up earn a/one's crust? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).