What Does the Phrase “Bringing Home the Bacon” Mean and Where Did the Expression Come From?

The thousand-year-old expression “bringing home the bacon” came from a common British competition of trying to catch a greased pig at a country fair.

But the first time it was recorded and entered into modern use in North America was in 1910, when, after her son won a championship fight, Jack Johnson’s mother told the press, “My boy said he’d bring home the bacon.”

From then on, the phrase “bringing home the bacon” meant achieving success.

what does the phrase bringing home the bacon mean and where did the expression come from
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