bread and butter

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

bread and butter (uncountable)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see bread,‎ butter.
  2. (idiomatic) That which is central or fundamental, as to one's business, survival, or income; a staple or cornerstone.
    They will do some machining if you ask them, but sheet metal has always been their bread and butter.

Derived termsEdit

See also bread-and-butter

Last modified on 17 June 2013, at 23:37