bread-and-butter adjective Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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Meaning of "bread-and-butter" - American English Dictionary

bread-and-butteradjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈbred·ənˈbʌt̬·ər/
of the most basic kind and directly relating to most people: Health and education are the sort of bread-and-butter issues that people vote on.
(Definition of bread-and-butter adjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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