bring home the bacon

idiom

Definition of bring home the bacon

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

Learn More About bring home the bacon

Dictionary Entries Near bring home the bacon

bring down the curtain on

bring home the bacon

bring in

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for bring home the bacon

Cite this Entry

“Bring home the bacon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bring%20home%20the%20bacon. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!