bring home the bacon


bring home the bacon
verb
1. attain success or reach a desired goal
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The enterprise succeeded

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We succeeded in getting tickets to the show

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she struggled to overcome her handicap and won

Syn: ↑succeed, ↑win, ↑come through, ↑deliver the goods
Ant: ↑fail (for: ↑succeed)
Derivationally related forms: ↑winner (for: ↑win), ↑succeeder (for: ↑succeed)
Hyponyms:
hit, ↑pull off, ↑negociate, ↑bring off, ↑carry off, ↑manage, ↑pass, ↑clear, ↑luck out, ↑hit the jackpot, ↑nail down, ↑nail, ↑peg, ↑make it, ↑run, ↑work, ↑act, ↑pan out, ↑achieve, ↑accomplish, ↑attain, ↑reach, ↑arrive, ↑get in, ↑go far
Entailment: ↑try, ↑seek, ↑attempt, ↑essay, ↑assay
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

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Somebody ——s to INFINITIVE

2. supply means of subsistence; earn a living
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He provides for his large family by working three jobs

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Women nowadays not only take care of the household but also bring home the bacon

Syn: ↑provide
Derivationally related forms: ↑provision (for: ↑provide)
Hypernyms: ↑support
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s PP

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phrasal
1. : to earn the living for the family
2. : to win the prize sought : secure the desired results

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bring home the bacon (informal)
1. To achieve an object, successfully accomplish a task
2. To provide material support
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Main Entry:bacon
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bring home the bacon see under ↑bacon
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Main Entry:bring

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bring home the bacon informal phrase
to earn money to support your family
Thesaurus: to earn or to get moneysynonym
Main entry: bacon

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I
informal
1) supply material provision or support; earn a living
2) achieve success
II
see bacon

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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.

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Main Entry:bacon
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bring home the bacon — see bacon
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Main Entry:home

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bring home the ˈbacon idiom
(informal) to be successful at sth; to earn money for your family to live on

His friends had all gone to college or were bringing home the bacon.

Main entry:homeidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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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 — 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