I've not heard it used as an idiom, but I've heard of the custom it's based on - Great Dunmow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .
My Chinese-English dictionary has adopted an idiom of 'eat Dunmow bacon', which refers to husband and wife get along very well. And I had learned the origin of it. Though we learners of English have found the dictionary contains many mistakes, it is indeed very helpful. So I would still like to take a reference to it.
But I Googled this idiom, and just little of its information is available. And Google suggests, 'Did you mean: let Dunmow bacon'.
I am wondering whether 'eat Dunmow bacon' is an idiom or not. Thanks.
Last edited by thedaffodils; 25-Aug-2008 at 03:56. Reason: few--> little (info)
I am sure the expression doesn't exist in English. I have encountered "to claim the Dunmow flitch" (a flitch is a side of bacon).
BobK's link explains where the expression came from.
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