|bring home the bacon
||bring home a paycheck, support a family
||Stan is disabled, so Louise brings home the bacon.
|bring it off
||manage it successfully, carry it off
||Don't worry about the project. Mr. Ho can bring it off.
|bring the house down
||cause a lot of cheering or applause or laughter
||If Kurt skates well in Calgary he'll bring the house down.
|bring to a close
||conclude, finish, wrap up
||Now, to bring my presentation to a close, I'll tell you a story.
||introduce, begin to talk about
||Please bring up that point at the meeting. We can discuss it then.
||Did the baby bring up his breakfast? Let me wipe it up.
|bring you up short
||cause you to stop and think, rebuke you
||When I began to criticize Jan, Mother brought me up short.
||girl, chick, prostitute
||"Where's Mark?" "Over there, with the broads, as usual."
||(See in broad daylight)
||(See flat broke)