She’s the bread earnerPosted: March 3, 2018 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: breadwinner, expressions, humor, language, malaphor, malaphors, wage earner, words Leave a comment
The speaker was talking about a couple and their finances. It is a nice congruent conflation of “breadwinner” and “wage earner”, both referring to the person whose earnings are the primary support for his/her dependents. Of course, “bread” is slang for money, so bread earner makes a lot of sense (cents?) to me. A big thanks to Elaine Hatfield for sharing this one.