bring home the bacon

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bring home the bacon

  1. (idiomatic) To have employment which provides remuneration to satisfy the basic needs of oneself and one's family.
    • 2005, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul‎:
      It's just that I think I'm going to lose my job at the studio and am damned scared of not being able to bring home the bacon.
    • 2008, November 22, In Alaska, Stevens' long reign is over, Los Angeles Times:
      No one brought home the bacon better than Stevens.
    • 2009 October 21, Stuart Jeffries, “Why don't more dads work part-time?”, in The Guardian:
      I have to say I like being the man, bringing home the bacon.