bread-and-butter love



from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Influenced by or undertaken out of necessity.
  • adjective Reliable, especially for producing income; basic.
  • adjective Expressive of gratitude for hospitality.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Used other than as an idiom: see bread,‎ and,‎ butter.
  • adjective Relating to basic sustenance or the requirements for everyday living for the masses.
  • interjection archaic A general saying used to ward off bad luck
  • interjection archaic A saying specifically used to ward off bad luck when separating hands to walk either side of a tree


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