The phrase “Bringing home the bacon” could be on the way out if PETA and researcher Shareena Hamzah, of Swansea University have anything to do with it.
They’ve gone through a bunch of common sayings that reference animals and offered vegan friendly alternatives.
Here’s the suggestions:
“Bring home the bacon” becomes “Bring home the bagels”
“Let the cat out of the bag” becomes “Spill the beans”
“Open a can of worms” becomes “Open Pandora’s box”
“Flog a dead horse” becomes “Feed a dead horse”
“Hold your horses becomes “Hold the phone”
“Taking the bull by the horns” becomes “Taking the flower by the thorns”
“More than one way to skin a cat” becomes “More than one way to peel a potato”
“Be the guinea pig” becomes “Be the test tube”
Will you be swapping out any of these in your daily vocab?