So, she is now the breadwinner for her whole family! B: Yeah. And her grandfather lives with the family.
So, she has to provide for all of them. A: No wonder she looked so tired. She has to support a lot of dependents on one salary. To throw another food expression into the discussion, the breadwinner in a family is also the person who brings home the bacon.
Put bread, bacon and cheese together and you have a lot of money not to mention a really tasty sandwich! Now, if you are the sole breadwinner for your family, it is important that you keep your job.
It would be cruel for someone to take the bread out of your mouth. That does not mean they stole your sandwich while you were eating it. This expression means they took away your ability to make money -- your livelihood. And that would be terrible for your whole family!
If you lose your livelihood you could end up on the breadline. A "breadline" is a line of people seeking food from a charity or government agency. In the s during the economic depression in the United States, it was common to see hundreds of people in big cities waiting on breadlines.
And that's the end of this Words and Their Stories. George Grow was the editor. Are the breadwinner in your family?
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