|bread and butter
||the main product, the source of profit
||We sell a variety of parts, but the oil filter is our bread and butter.
||The ball hit him just below his chest - right in the breadbasket.
||an area that produces grain, wheatbelt
||Saskatchewan is a major wheat producer: Canada's breadbasket.
|break a habit
||stop doing a daily activity: drinking coffee, smoking
||Laurie can't seem to break her habit of writing on her hands.
|break a leg
||good luck, have a good performance
||"Break a leg!" she whispered as he walked on the stage.
|break a promise
||not do as you promised, go back on your word
||Trudy never breaks a promise. She is very dependable.
|break a spell
||cause a spell to stop, not be under a spell
||I was captivated by her until she smoked. That broke the spell.
|break a story
||be first to tell a story, be first to tell some news
||The London Times broke the story of Charles's confessions.
|break a sweat
||begin to sweat or perspire, work up a sweat
||For exercise to be beneficial, the athlete must break a sweat.
|break and enter
||break a lock or window to enter illegally, B&E
||They were charged with break and enter. They stole some cash.