bring home the bacon

Australian Slang
be the money-earner of a family

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  • bring home the bacon — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To support your family; earn the family living. * /He was a steady fellow, who always brought home the bacon./ 2. To win a game or prize. * /The football team brought home the bacon./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bring home the bacon — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To support your family; earn the family living. * /He was a steady fellow, who always brought home the bacon./ 2. To win a game or prize. * /The football team brought home the bacon./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bring home the bacon — INFORMAL ► to earn money to live on: »Men were once solely responsible for bringing home the bacon. ► to be successful at something: »They said they would bring home the bacon, but so far they have done no such thing, with sales falling 14%. Main …   Financial and business terms

  • bring home the bacon — A person who brings home the bacon earns the money that a family live on …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • bring home the bacon — ► bring home the bacon informal achieve material success. Main Entry: ↑bacon …   English terms dictionary

  • bring home the bacon — verb 1. 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 • Syn: ↑succeed, ↑win, ↑come through, ↑deliver the goods …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring home the bacon — informal 1. to earn money to live on. If Jo s going to be at home looking after the kids, someone needs to bring home the bacon. (informal) 2. to do something successfully, especially to win a game or race. Racegoers crowded the stand to see him… …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring home the bacon — tv. to earn a livelihood; to earn money to buy food. □ When I have to bring home the bacon, I hope I have an interesting job. □ I have to bring home the bacon for six kids …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bring home the bacon — verb To have a remunerative job; to have a career which satisfies ones financial needs. Its just that I think Im going to lose my job at the studio and am damned scared of not being able to bring home the bacon. Syn: make a living See Also: bring …   Wiktionary

  • bring home the bacon — bring home a paycheck, support a family    Stan is disabled, so Louise brings home the bacon …   English idioms

  • bring\ home\ the\ bacon — v. phr. informal 1. To support your family; earn the family living. He was a steady fellow, who always brought home the bacon. 2. To win a game or prize. The football team brought home the bacon …   Словарь американских идиом

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