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Definition 1: supply means of subsistence; earn a living - [verb of possession]

Samples where bring home the bacon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He provides for his large family by working three jobs
  • Women nowadays not only take care of the household but also bring home the bacon

Synonyms for bring home the bacon in the sense of this definition

(bring home the bacon is a kind of ...) support materially or financially

"he does not support his natural children" "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"

Samples where bring home the bacon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The enterprise succeeded
  • We succeeded in getting tickets to the show
  • she struggled to overcome her handicap and won

Synonyms for bring home the bacon in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of bring home the bacon ) hit the intended target or goal

(... is a kind of bring home the bacon ) to gain with effort

"she achieved her goal despite setbacks"

(... is a kind of bring home the bacon ) be a success

"The idea panned out"

(... is a kind of bring home the bacon ) have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected

"The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought" "How does your idea work in practice?" "This method doesn't work" "The breaks of my new car act quickly" "The medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water"

(... is a kind of bring home the bacon ) make without a miss

(... is a kind of bring home the bacon ) go successfully through a test or a selection process

"She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"

(... is a kind of bring home the bacon ) succeed in obtaining a position

"He nailed down a spot at Harvard"

(... is a kind of bring home the bacon ) succeed by luck

"I lucked out and found the last parking spot in the lot"

(... is a kind of bring home the bacon ) go unchallenged; be approved

"The bill cleared the House"

(... is a kind of bring home the bacon ) be successful; achieve a goal

"She succeeded in persuading us all" "I managed to carry the box upstairs" "She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it" "The pianist negociated the difficult runs"

(... is a kind of bring home the bacon ) succeed in a big way; get to the top

"After he published his book, he had arrived" "I don't know whether I can make it in science!" "You will go far, my boy!"

(bring home the bacon implies ...) make an effort or attempt

"He tried to shake off his fears" "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps" "The police attempted to stop the thief" "He sought to improve himself" "She always seeks to do good in the world"

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