Cream of the crop // Butter someone up // Bring home the bacon

Today we will review three new idioms. Cream of the crop, Butter someone up, and Bring home the bacon. Review the definitions below and then look at the 3 example sentences for each idiom. After reviewing the information, try to make your own examples for each idiom.

 

IDIOMMEANING
Cream of the crop"The best of the best"
Butter someone up"To flatter someone"
Bring home the bacon"To bring home money earned at a job"

CREAM OF THE CROP

#EXAMPLES
1This car is the cream of the crop.
2These three students are very smart. They are the cream of the crop in their class.
3This ring is the cream of the crop.

BUTTER SOMEONE UP

#EXAMPLES
1A student tried to butter the teacher up.
2She buttered up her boss again.
3The magazine tried to get her to write an article by buttering her up.

BRING HOME THE BACON

#EXAMPLES
1If he stays at home with the kids, someone else will have to bring home the bacon.
2I've got to get to work if I'm going to bring home the bacon.
3I bring home the bacon.

 

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