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Another word for bread and butter

  1. The means needed to support life

      1. The cost of such maintenance.
      2. The act of keeping up buildings, equipment, etc.; maintenance
      3. Maintenance in proper operation, condition, and repair.
      1. Something, especially food, that sustains life or health:
      2. Something that sustains something else; essential support:
      3. One's means of livelihood; maintenance; support
      1. Something which supports. Often used attributively, as a complement or supplement to.
      2. The act of supporting:
      3. The provision of money or the necessities of life:
      1. The act of providing sustenance
      2. (Philos.) The status of something that exists in itself as an individual whole
      3. Means of support or livelihood; often, specif., the barest means in terms of food, clothing, and shelter needed to sustain life
      1. (Law) The act of interfering unlawfully in a suit between others by helping either party, as by giving money, to carry it on
      2. Means of support or sustenance; livelihood
      3. A maintaining or being maintained; upkeep, support, defense, etc.; specif., the work of keeping a building, machinery, etc. in good repair
      1. The means of sustaining life; livelihood
      2. A means of maintaining life; livelihood:
      3. A manner or style of life:
      1. A person's means of supporting himself. [from 14th c.]
      2. Means of living or of supporting life; subsistence
      3. Means of support; subsistence.
      1. (Rare) A keeping or being kept
      2. Care; charge:
      3. The means by which one is supported:
      1. A staple food made from flour or meal mixed with other dry and liquid ingredients, usually combined with a leavening agent, and kneaded, shaped into loaves, and baked.
      2. The means of living; livelihood
      3. Means of support; livelihood:
      1. A means of livelihood; maintenance.
      2. (Obs.) Supply of the means of living; maintenance
      3. (Law) An allowance for support made under court order to a divorced person by the former spouse, usually the chief provider during the marriage. Alimony may also be granted without a divorce, as between legally separated persons.
      1. Feeding, being fed; the provision of food and other necessities.
      2. The act or process of giving or receiving nourishment.
      3. Support; sustenance.
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