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bread-and-butter Explained

bread-and-butter at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [only before noun]
1 BrE bread-and-butter questions are very important basic ones: --bread-and-butter political issues such as jobs and housing//
2 bread-and-butter work is work that is not very exciting but provides you with most of the money that you need in order to live:

bread-and-butter at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[only before noun] basic; very important:
Employment and taxation are the bread-and-butter issues of politics.

bread-and-butter at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-adj » head=bread-and-butter
  • Inter: &lit » bread|and|butter
    1. : bread-and-butter pudding
    2. Relating to basic sustenance or the requirements for everyday living for the masses.


      Inter: en-inter » j
    3. Inter: archai » c A general saying used to ward off bad luck
    4. Inter: archai » c A saying specifically used to ward off bad luck when separating hands to walk either side of a tree

      Derived terms

      Inter: rel-to » p

  • bread-and-butter issue
  • bread-and-butter letter

  • Inter: rel-mi » d
    • bread-and-butter note

    Inter: rel-botto » m
    Translation: et » bread-and-butter