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[mass noun] Something regarded as absolutely necessary or appropriate:‘the bottom line is work and that is mother's milk to any performer’
- ‘In constituencies like Shimane, the deciding factor in this election, as in all previous ones, is ‘public works’ - the mother's milk of rural Japanese politics.’
- ‘The caption read: ‘Oil, the mother's milk of international economics.’’
- ‘Eliminationist rhetoric is mother's milk to these kids.’
- ‘People talk about how money is the mother's milk of politics.’
- ‘One of the legendary lines about the place of money in American campaigns came from a powerful California politician who said, ‘money is the mother's milk of politics.’’
- ‘Because money continues to be the mother's milk of politics, Democrats serious about retaking the White House should not give money to candidates who have no chance of beating Bush.’
- ‘But today tourist dollars are Phuket's mother's milk.’
- ‘After all, money is the mother's milk of politics.’
- ‘In sync with the aphorism that money is the mother's milk of politics, the former Vermont governor seemed to have found a cash cow on the Internet.’
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