Quarrel with bread and butter - Bread and butter, here, indicate the means of one’s living. (That is why we say ‘he is the bread winner of the family’). If a sub-ordinate in an organisation is quarrelsome or if he is not patient enough to bear the reprimand he deserves, gets angry and retorts or provokes the higher-up, the top man dismisses him from the job. So, he loses the job that gave him bread and butter. Hence we say, he quarrelled with bread and butter (manager or the top man) and lost his job.
If two persons, while walking, divide so as to pass an obstruction one on one side and one on the other, they will quarrel.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
The continual gambling nearly always led to fights and quarrels.
"On the Spanish Main" by John Masefield
After many quarrels, these pretensions were finally disposed of at Rome.
"The Cathedral Church of York" by A. Clutton-Brock
He had also during the last two years quarrelled with his grandfather.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
Shortly afterwards the three captains quarrelled, and each went his own way.
"The Pirates' Who's Who" by Philip Gosse
And here, before passing to the work which afforded the main pretext of the quarrel, it may be well to quote once more the celebrated satire.
"Alexander Pope" by Leslie Stephen
To this quarrel there are two sides, as to all quarrels.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
Take the quarrel over socialism.
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann
I have again quarrelled with my father.
"Dross" by Henry Seton Merriman
I gave little thought to the quarrel or to the meeting that awaited me.
"Simon Dale" by Anthony Hope
He has opened the door, Shawn O'Farrell,
And gone forth to the dark;
The wild hounds by his heel race and quarrel,
How they leap and they bark!
"The Sea Hounds" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
Your mild replies, if you but hold in,
Will never make, but cure a scolding.
After a quarrel, while you live,
Let the next business be--forgive.
"Maxims" by William Hutton
O Victory! from that stock of laurels
You keep so snug for camps and thrones,
Spare us one twig from all their quarrels
For Abner and the Widow Jones.
"Abner And The Widow Jones" by Robert Bloomfield
The rivals, although they would never engage,
Yet quarrelled whenever they met;
They met in a fury and left in a rage,
But neither took pretty FILLETTE.
"The Two Majors" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"The passes at Yarrow are rugged and wide,
There meet me to-morrow alone;
This quarrel we two with our swords will decide,
And one shall this folly atone.'
"The Feud: A Border Ballad" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Is the labour then more glorious than the laurel,
The learning than the conquered thought?
Is the meed of men the righteous quarrel,
Not the justice wrought?
"All Saints" by Edith Wharton
And Jets head coach Rex Ryan, who has done his best to stay out of the contract quarrel , pushed back a little Monday.
Robert Frost Recites "Lover's Quarrel with the World".
In First Debate, Candidates Quarrel On Iraq, Express Optimism for Bailout.
Quarrel Erupts Between Bear's Elder Statesmen.
Quarrel Dogs Open Database Effort.
Drug Foe's Brother Is Killed in Quarrel With His Landlord.
A quarrel over McMahon's job plan sources.
5, 1882: A 'family quarrel ' in Blaine.
Quarreling About Quotas The Left's attack on Roberts's civil-rights record.
Lover's quarrel for Halle Berry.
In writing sermons I try to pay attention to transitions, and so I confess that I have a quarrel with the cutting and pasting of Gospel texts for the 10th and 11th Sundays after Pentecost.
Biden and Ryan quarreled about Libya, Iran, jobs, Medicare, taxes and a whole lot more.
A new study promises to add fuel to their marital quarrel.
He's placing more emphasis on raising money, guarding his home turf and trying to avoid nasty quarrels with the front-runner.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington's candidates for governor intensified their rivalry Thursday, quarreling in a tart debate that focused on economics while also straying into questions over personal integrity.
Monochromatic luminosity has no arbitrariness. I have no quarrel with Claudius Ptolemaios for his assigning magnitudes between 1 and 7 to the stars that are visible to the naked eye, but I somehow think that he will forgive us if we switch to a more convenient notation.
When teaching: Out with magnitudes, in with monochromatic luminosities!
But they ﬁnd similarly large offsets for the pair of systems 26-27, and we ﬁnd no quarrel with this pair.
The Highest Resolution Mass Map of Galaxy Cluster Substructure To Date Without Assuming Light Traces Mass: LensPerfect Analysis of Abell 1689
But I need not quote it any further, because I don’t have any quarrel with Galileo.
Defending The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning
We have no quarrel with his analysis of this latter process, but question the validity of drawing general conclusions from that very simple special case.
Can one learn anything from proton-proton bremsstrahlung? Comment on H. W. Fearing preprint nucl-th/9710061
They mainly focus on the easily-misunderstood concept, heat, in theromdynamics, which has been widely discussed and quarreled about in literature.
Measuring the Entropy and Testing the Second Law of Thermodynamics