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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.

Examples

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  1. i have to bring home the bacon.
  2. i have to bring home the bacon.
  3. let mr . rose get out there and bring home the bacon
  4. men were supposed to bring home the bacon
  5. they struggle to earn enough money to bring home the bacon

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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