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bread-and-butter issues

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  • Bread and butter — is a superstitious phrase from the 19th and early 20th centuries, typically used by young couples walking together when temporarily separated by an obstacle, such as a pole or another person.OriginThe exact origin of the phrase is unknown, but… …   Wikipedia

  • bread and butter — issues are ones that affect people directly and in a very important way …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • bread and butter —    Bread and butter issues are ones that affect people directly and in a very important way.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • bread-and-butter — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: bread and butter 1. now chiefly Britain : adolescent : marked by the weakness, naïveté, or forcelessness of a juvenile : schoolgirlish 2. a …   Useful english dictionary

  • bread and butter — also bread and butter 1) N UNCOUNT: usu with poss Something that is the bread and butter of a person or organization is the activity or work that provides the main part of their income. The mobile phone business was actually his bread and butter …   English dictionary

  • bread-and-butter — adjective Date: circa 1837 1. a. being as basic as the earning of one s livelihood < bread and butter issues > b. (1) reliable < our bread and butter repertoire > (2) dependable as a source of income …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bread and butter — a bread and butter subject or problem is about things that people need in order to live, such as money and jobs. Unemployment and taxes are the bread and butter issues of this campaign …   New idioms dictionary

  • bread-and-butter — /ˌbrɛd ən ˈbʌtə / (say .bred uhn butuh) adjective 1. of or relating to the means of living; mercenary: *But their underlying motivation, a dominating concern with bread and butter issues, has remained constant. –ross m. martin, 1980. 2.… …  

  • bread-and-butter — 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… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bread-and-butter — /bred n but euhr/, adj. 1. providing a livelihood or basic source of income; supplying the basic needs of life: a bread and butter job; the agency s bread and butter account. 2. of or pertaining to basic needs: housing and other bread and butter… …   Universalium

  • bread-and-butter — adjective (only before noun) bread and butter question/issue BrE a question that is concerned with the most important and basic things: bread and butter political issues such as jobs and housing …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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