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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bread and butter

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bread n.
 1. An article of food made from flour or meal by moistening, kneading, and baking.
 Note:Raised bread is made with yeast, salt, and sometimes a little butter or lard, and is mixed with warm milk or water to form the dough, which, after kneading, is given time to rise before baking.
 Cream of tartar bread is raised by the action of an alkaline carbonate or bicarbonate (as saleratus or ammonium bicarbonate) and cream of tartar (acid tartrate of potassium) or some acid.
 Unleavened bread is usually mixed with water and salt only.
 Aërated bread. See under Aërated. Bread and butter (fig.), means of living.
 Brown bread, Indian bread, Graham bread, Rye and Indian bread. See Brown bread, under Brown.
 Bread tree. See Breadfruit.
 2. Food; sustenance; support of life, in general.
    Give us this day our daily bread.   --Matt. vi. 11

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 bread and butter
      n : the financial means whereby one lives; "each child was
          expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state
          for support"; "he could no longer earn his own
          livelihood" [syn: support, keep, livelihood, living,