the staff of life

the staff of life
the staff of life a staple food or usual sustenance.
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  • The staff of life — Staff Staff (st[.a]f), n.; pl. {Staves} (st[=a]vz or st[aum]vz; 277) or {Staffs} (st[.a]fs) in senses 1 9, {Staffs} in senses 10, 11. [AS. st[ae]f a staff; akin to LG. & D. staf, OFries. stef, G. stab, Icel. stafr, Sw. staf, Dan. stav, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • (the) staff of life — the ˌstaff of ˈlife idiom (literary) a basic food, especially bread Main entry: ↑staffidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) staff of life — literary a food such as bread that is eaten in large amounts by a lot of people. Bread is the staff of life, which is why we only use the finest organic flour to make ours …   New idioms dictionary

  • the staff of life — bread or another staple food. → staff …   English new terms dictionary

  • the staff of life — a staple food, esp. bread …   Useful english dictionary

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  • staff of life — noun food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked • Syn: ↑bread, ↑breadstuff • Derivationally related forms: ↑bread (for: ↑bread) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • staff of life — staff′ of life′ n. bread, considered as the mainstay of the human diet • Etymology: 1630–40 …   From formal English to slang

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