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