bring home the bacon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bring home the bacon supply means of subsistence; earn a living "He provides for his large family by working three jobs","Women nowadays not only take care of the household but also bring home the bacon"
    • v bring home the bacon attain success or reach a desired goal "The enterprise succeeded","We succeeded in getting tickets to the show","she struggled to overcome her handicap and won"
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Idioms

Bring home the bacon - A person who brings home the bacon earns the money that a family live on.
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Usage

In literature:

He expressed a kindly hope that the other's Unknown would bring home the bacon.
"Indiscretions of Archie" by P. G. Wodehouse
Bring home the bacon, Joe!
"Smoke Bellew" by Jack London
This meant that I could rely on that plan to which I had referred to bring home the bacon.
"Right Ho, Jeeves" by P. G. Wodehouse
FERRIS, ELMER E. Bringing Home the Bacon.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
And just you make up your mind you're going to bring home the bacon.
"Fred Fenton on the Track" by Allen Chapman
We'll sure bring home the bacon.
"The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall" by Spencer Davenport
It is really important that it will not offend any one and yet 'bring home the bacon.
"Dawson Black: Retail Merchant" by Harold Whitehead
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In news:

Colleges and universities bring home the bacon .
Employees Bring Home The Bacon .
Nueske's gambled on new ways to bring home the bacon .
"I'll bring home the bacon ".
Earmarks may be out of favor on Capitol Hill, but lawmakers are finding plenty of other ways to bring home the bacon NY Times.
County may OK bringing home the bacon.
That age-old custom of men being the primary breadwinners may now officially be dead — a new study shows the majority of women now bring home most of the bacon.
Nueske's gambled on new ways to bring home the bacon.
Bringing home the bacon ' could soon cost you more.
Colleges and universities bring home the bacon.
Bring home the bacon and hide it.
Employees Bring Home The Bacon.
Bringing home the bacon' could soon cost you more.
Charles Rangel, an icon in Harlem, called on more than 40 years of a storied history – including bringing home the bacon as former chairman of a powerful House committee – to win a Democratic primary that all but assures victory in November.
Bringing home the bacon is getting more expensive.
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