Definition of take the bread out of (or from) people's mouths in English:

take the bread out of (or from) people's mouths

phrase

  • Deprive people of their livings by competition or unfair working practices.

    ‘he declared it would be better to get fair wages than see the bread taken out of our mouths’
    • ‘Public funds rest upon taxation: they take the bread out of people's mouths, willing or no.’