- 1Cured meat from the sides and belly of a pig, having distinct strips of fat and typically served in thin slices.More example sentences
- I would seal them in hot fat, wrap each bird in fatty bacon or pancetta and roast till tender.
- Cooper sighed and carried two plates of bacon, eggs and sausage on toast to the table.
- In Ireland, badgers have been eaten and cured in much the same way as we now cure bacon.
bring home the bacon • informal
- 1Supply material provision or support; earn a living.More example sentences
- But it isn't the only recent movie to measure its maker's personal losses against the lasting achievements of his dad - the one who brought home the bacon and the pain.
- A former pig farmer proved that there is more than one way of bringing home the bacon when he changed his career to the graphics industry.
- She is an anachronistic caricature - from a time when mothers stayed home baking while fathers brought home the bacon - who seems out of place in this day and age.
- 2Achieve success.More example sentences
- In this respect your escape has been a public relations victory, you've brought home the bacon, your critics have taken a roasting - and you've made a lot of headline writers happy.
- The former actor-turned-writer has certainly brought home the bacon in his play!
- A local porker brought home the bacon when she trotted off with a national title at an agricultural show.
save someone's bacon
- see save1.
Middle English: from Old French, from a Germanic word meaning 'ham, flitch'; related to back.
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