Bread and butter 生計

Image caption A snack in the garden - bread, butter, cheese, wine - and a hungry looking cat


Bread and butter 這個組合除了有麵包黃油的意思外,我們可以用它來指某人的謀生之道,生計或主要收入來源。


You can't ask your neighbour to fix your car for free. He's a mechanic and fixing cars is his bread and butter.

Mary was very helpful to her clients. She knew they were her bread and butter.


另一個含有 butter 的短語是 to butter up, 意思是拍人馬屁。


Fred was new to the company but he didn't waste time before buttering up the boss.