面包在世界上很多国家算主食供人们享用。当切片面包被推向市场时，厂商把这一产品作为一个伟大的成就呈现给消费者们。如今，“the best thing since sliced bread 自切片面包以来最好的发明”这个表达常被用于介绍可以提高我们生活水平的新发明和新装置。而实际上，这些新设备可能并没有该表达所形容的那样彻底地改变我们的生活。有趣的是，这个表达也可用于谈论人。
I love my new Ultra HDTV, it’s the best thing since sliced bread!
Some people say that smartphones are the best thing since sliced bread, but for me they are just a tool that people are obsessed with.
Her publishers think that she’s the greatest thing since sliced bread, but sales of her latest book are already falling off. I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t commission a second novel.
单词 breadwinner 的意思是养家糊口的人。
Since Dad died my brother has been the breadwinner in our family.
It’s a big responsibility being the breadwinner.