Bring Home the Bacon

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Working together to earn livelihood

Etymology:

  • It is believe that there are two different sources of origin of this idiom. In America this term came out from a fair in, which people use to run after greased pigs. One who was successful to catch the pig would bring it home. On the door of English churches a couple, which was able to make a promise that they never fought would take bacon with them to their home. Later this term was used to describe prize or deserving money for participants of any game. In modern context this term explains the efforts of family members to earn livelihood.
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All of the members of Sim's family were trying to bring home the bacon to pay their utility bills and manage other expenses.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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bring home the baconTo have a job and earn money or to lead a successful career.
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