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English verb: bring home the bacon

1. bring home the bacon (social) attain success or reach a desired goal

SamplesThe enterprise succeeded.
We succeeded in getting tickets to the show.
She struggled to overcome her handicap and won.

Synonymscome through, deliver the goods, succeed, win

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Narrower (hyponym)accomplish, achieve, act, arrive, attain, bring off, carry off, clear, get in, go far, hit, hit the jackpot, luck out, make it, make it, manage, nail, nail down, negociate, pan out, pass, pass, peg, pull off, reach, run, work

Entailassay, attempt, essay, seek, try

Antonymsgo wrong, miscarry, fail

2. bring home the bacon (possession) supply means of subsistence; earn a living

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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)support

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