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bring home the bacon meaning

  "bring home the bacon" in a sentence
  • Verb: bring home the bacon
    1. Attain success or reach a desired goal
      - succeed, win, come through, deliver the goods 
    2. Supply means of subsistence; earn a living
      "Women nowadays not only take care of the household but also bring home the bacon"
      - provide

    Derived forms: bringing home the bacon, brings home the bacon, brought home the bacon

    Type of: support


  • [American idiom]
    to earn a salary. (Folksy.)
    I've got to get to work if I'm going to bring home the bacon.
    Go out and get a job so you can bring home the bacon.

  • [American slang]
    Fig. to earn a salary; to bring home money earned at a job.
      I've got to get to work if I'm going to bring home the bacon.
      Go out and get a job so you can bring home the bacon.

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  1. his methods may bring home the bacon
  2. most men who bring home the bacon five days a week relax over the weekend
  3. peter : she has to work more than 18 hours everyday to bring home the bacon
  4. gordon : i have to go to work, you know . i must bring home the bacon
  5. before, only men would bring home the bacon, but now more and more women do

Related Words

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  2. bring down upon meaning
  3. bring forth meaning
  4. bring forward meaning
  5. bring home meaning
  6. bring home to meaning
  7. bring in meaning
  8. bring in the big guns meaning
  9. bring into meaning
  10. bring into line meaning
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