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English definition of “bread-and-butter”

bread-and-butter

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈbred·ənˈbʌt̬·ər/ us  
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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