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Difference between Bring home the bacon and Bring home the silver

bring home the bacon

1. work and earn money for one’s family:

  • Single mothers get little support, and the system has long been constructed on the premise that the husbands will bring home the bacon.

2. succeed in an undertaking; accomplish smth. of significant value:

  • The company’s aggressive promotional efforts seem to have brought home the bacon, despite technical problems.

bring home the silver—(Sport) take second place; come in second (with reference to the silver medals awarded in competi-tions):

  • Canada brought home the silver on a day when the opponent were simply better.