Did you know…?
… that there are two possible theories for ‘bring home bacon’?
One was from the contest at early American county fairs of chasing after a greased pig. If you caught it, you could take it home as your prize.Another theory is that it came from a practice in the early 1300s. A baron willed that if any married persons swore at the church door that they had not had a single quarrel for a whole year and a day, they would get a free side of bacon to take home.
Today it simply means to support family by working, to earn living.