earn money for the family
to be successful or get an accomplishment
to return home with a reward at the end of the day
to achieve something you had set out to achieve
As the head of the family, my mother ensures that she brings home the bacon.
My sister are currently looking for a job so that she can bring home the bacon.
Nowadays in marriage, man is not consider as a person who need to bring home the bacon.
There is no origin for this idiom
Common phrase that has a specific meaning.