“He toasted his bacon on a fork and caught the drops of fat on his bread; then he put the rasher on his thick slice of bread, and cut off chunks with a clasp-knife, poured his tea into his saucer, and was happy.”
― D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers
This Is the Music of the Blogs
By JON PARELES
For the first day of my annual peregrination through the CMJ Music Marathon, I let blogs pick my music.
That Fishy Smell
Do you know why fish that’s going off tends to smell far more than red meat? Well, if you don’t, Don Glass and Yael Ksander tell you why in a moment of science.
go off (FOOD) phrasal verb UK
If food or drink goes off, it is not good to eat or drink any more because it is too old:
This bacon smells a bit funny - do you think it's gone off?
See also off (BAD).
n.[L. peregrinatio: cf. F. pérégrination.]
A traveling from one country to another; a wandering; sojourn in foreign countries. «His peregrination abroad.» Bacon.
Bring home the bacon
1. Earn a living, provide the necessities of life, as in Now that she had a job, Patricia could bring home the bacon.
2. Be successful, accomplish something of value, as in George went to Washington and brought home the bacon--he got the funding we needed. Although the earliest citation for this phrase in the Oxford English Dictionary dates from 1924, the term is widely believed to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig, a popular competition at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.