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Test incompl/inter-310, Answer 10 #1 (permalink) Thu Feb 10, 2011 14:03 pm   Test incompl/inter-310, Answer 10
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #310 "English Slang Idioms (31)", question 10

Now that his wife had gone to Italy, it was up to him to bring home the ......... so that they could pay their bills.

(a) bread
(b) bacon
(c) fat
(d) ham

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #310 "English Slang Idioms (31)", answer 10

Now that his wife had gone to Italy, it was up to him to bring home the bacon so that they could pay their bills.

Correct answer: (b) bacon
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Does it mean: bring home the bacon = succeed in one's undertaking?

Now that his wife had done Italy, it was to him to succeed in his undertaking so that they could pay their bills.
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Test incompl/inter-310, Answer 10 #2 (permalink) Thu Feb 10, 2011 14:04 pm   Test incompl/inter-310, Answer 10
 

Correction: Now that his wife had gone to Italy...
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Test incompl/inter-310, Answer 10 #3 (permalink) Thu Feb 10, 2011 14:23 pm   Test incompl/inter-310, Answer 10
 

Hi,

You said the correnct answer is bacon, what if I decide to put ham?

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Test incompl/inter-310, Answer 10 #4 (permalink) Thu Feb 10, 2011 19:06 pm   Test incompl/inter-310, Answer 10
 

Hello Lujina,

To bring home the bacon is a set idiomatic phrase meaning to receive an income with which to pay the bills, etc.
This test, as you will see from the title, tests knowledge of 'English slang idioms'.
If you use 'ham' then the idiom would be incorrect, so your answer would be incorrect too.
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