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Phrase of the week: in Lohn und Brot bleiben

Updated: Mar 13, 2021

in Lohn und Brot bleiben

            phrasal verb: to stay in a job

This idiomatic colloquialism is used to refer to staying in employment. It literally translates as ‘to stay in wage and bread’.

  • Sie mussten sich entscheiden, wer in Lohn und Brot bleiben würde und wer zuhause bei den Kindern bleiben würde. = They had to decide who would stay in employment and who would stay at home with the children.

Bread. Photo: Marco Aurelio via Pixabay


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