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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.


Synonymsprovide


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)support









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