tools of the trade

Definition of "tools of the trade"
  1. Items required for a person's occupation that, under many state laws, cannot be taken by creditors or a bankruptcy trustee, wholly or up to a specified cash value
How to use "tools of the trade" in a sentence
  1. The chef had invested heavily in tools of the trade, from knives to high-end appliances.
  2. In her florist shop, she had every tool of the trade, from scissors to specially-designed vases.
  3. As a mechanic, the tools of the trade included everything from wrenches to diagnostic equipment.

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