English verb: bring home the bacon
|1.||bring home the bacon (social) attain success or reach a desired goal|
|Samples||The enterprise succeeded.|
We succeeded in getting tickets to the show.
She struggled to overcome her handicap and won.
|Synonyms||come through, deliver the goods, succeed, win|
|Pattern of use||Something ----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|
|Entail||assay, attempt, essay, seek, try|
|Antonyms||go wrong, miscarry, fail|
|2.||bring home the bacon (possession) supply means of subsistence; earn a living|
|Samples||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.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s PP|