Bring home the bacon

Idiom

Bring home the bacon

Definition

To successfully achieve a goal.

Examples

She worked hard to bring home the bacon for her family.

He was able to bring home the bacon and get the promotion he wanted.

She’s been working hard to bring home the bacon.

I’m determined to bring home the bacon, no matter what.

His hard work paid off, and he was able to bring home the bacon.

Origin

The phrase is thought to come from a 16th century English sport, in which people would bring a side of bacon home if they won the competition.

FAQs

What does the phrase ‘Bring Home the Bacon’ mean?

The phrase is used to describe someone who has achieved a goal or is successful.

What is the origin of the phrase?

The origin of the phrase is thought to come from a 16th century English sport, in which people would bring a side of bacon home if they won the competition.