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staple in Daily life topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstaplesta‧ple1 /ˈsteɪpəl/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 TDa small piece of thin wire that is pushed into sheets of paper and bent over to hold them together2 Ta small U-shaped piece of metal with pointed ends, used to hold something in place3 DFa food that is needed and used all the time staples like flour and rice4 BBTPEthe main product that is produced in a country Bananas and sugar are the staples of Jamaica.
Examples from the Corpus
stapleTortillas are a staple of Mexican cooking.Ice skating has long been a staple of ABC's sports programming.It is a staple of the multilateral trading system, and is extended by the United States to all but a handful.Rape is a staple in pagan myth, and killing still more commonplace.Alternative medicine is now a staple of continuing education at Harvard University Medical School.There are some assured visual touches, a staple of any Czech film.The length of the cable then rests on the staples and can always be lifted off for painting and cleaning.