bring home the bacon

idiom

informal
: to earn the money that is needed to live
He worked hard all week to bring home the bacon for his family.

Examples of bring home the bacon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hot dogs aren’t the only way to bring home the bacon. Adela Suliman, Washington Post, 5 July 2023 Palin’s political future, in other words, may come down to whether Alaskan voters prefer someone who will dish out red meat or bring home the bacon. Grace Segers, The New Republic, 4 Apr. 2022 Except the Democratic nominee didn’t bring home the bacon. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 9 Feb. 2023 Charise Williams said her work as the chief of staff and a deputy director at the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority has prepared her to bring home the bacon from the capital. John Byrne, Chicago Tribune, 18 May 2022 For the most part, members of Congress in both parties like to bring home the bacon to their constituents. Joel Mathis, The Week, 9 Aug. 2021 Haas and his colleagues also suggest that letting other members of a community keep an eye on the kids while the parents hunted might have freed more women up to bring home the bacon—or venison, in this case. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, 5 Nov. 2020 But the organization knows small incremental steps won’t help owners bring home the bacon indefinitely. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, 18 Sep. 2020

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“Bring home the bacon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bring%20home%20the%20bacon. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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