Definition of mother's milk in English:

mother's milk

noun

  • [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.’