The word ‘bring’ can mean many different things. As a verb, it involves an action of carrying an object to a place or produce a state or condition.
- I’ve brought us a pizza for lunch. (carry an object)
- Our pet dog died last night, he brought us so much joy. (produce a state)
Bring is an irregular verb. The past tense is brought and the past participle is brought.
Idioms with ‘BRING’ list
Bring home the bacon – work to earn money for the family
e.g. I stay at home and look after the kids while my wife brings home the bacon.
Bring something to the table – provide something useful/beneficial
e.g. We’ll arrange a meeting where everyone can bring their ideas to the table.
Bring the curtain down on – end something
e.g. She brought the curtain down on her 40-year career in showbusiness.
Bring the house down – thoroughly entertain an audience
e.g. One of the comedians at the open mic night brought the house down.
Let’s see these idioms with pictures and meaning using real-life scenarios.
Hey, did you know the verb ‘bring’ has many phrasal verbs. Since you like idioms and phrases, you obviously want to improve your fluency and speak like a native.
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I thought you might like to learn the phrasal verbs with ‘bring’ too. They are very common in informal English and great to know/be able to understand if you happen to be speaking to a native. We use them all the time, like literally ALL the time.