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Definition of bacon noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  • meat from the back or sides of a pig that has been cured (= preserved using salt or smoke), usually served in thin slices a slice of bacon bacon and eggs smoked/unsmoked bacon compare ham, pork
  • Idioms
    bring home the bacon (informal)
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    to be successful at something; to earn money for your family to live on His friends had all gone to college or were bringing home the bacon.
    save somebody's bacon/neck (informal)
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    to rescue someone from a very difficult situation
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bacon