Definition of “daily bread” - English Dictionary


“daily bread” in English

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daily breadnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌdeɪ.li ˈbred/ us /ˌdeɪ.li ˈbred/ informal

Examples from literature

  • All his possessions were stripped away and plundered, and his family lacked even their daily bread. 
  • He earned, indeed, his daily bread, but he had neither linen, clothes, nor shoes. 
  • His mother worked hard for their daily bread. 
  • They had been crushed by a frightful accident, while working for his daily bread, in the quarries of marble near the palace on the hill. 
  • With daily toil for daily bread, with sordid pains and pleasures? 

(Definition of “daily bread” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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