Breadwinner – English Idiom – Online English Lessons

The breadwinner of a family is the member of the family whose wages are their main source of support.

Example of use:

a) Sophie stays at home to look after the children, and Peter is the breadwinner of the family.

b) Who is the breadwinner in your family?

c) News headline: Breadwinner wives reign in 44% of homes.

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