Where does the term "you really saved my bacon" come from?

Did someone almost lose their bacon? I would hate that because I loves me some bacon! Put it on a bun! Put it on a bun!! Put it on a bun!!! Dat's right, a bun like it's doin' all day! Shout outs to all da pimpz out dey makin it work with the hustle. Squeezin of caps rollin da hard sixes... show more Did someone almost lose their bacon? I would hate that because I loves me some bacon!

Put it on a bun!
Put it on a bun!!
Put it on a bun!!!

Dat's right, a bun like it's doin' all day! Shout outs to all da pimpz out dey makin it work with the hustle. Squeezin of caps rollin da hard sixes yo.

Anyways, where did the term originate? You know. The 'saved my bacon' one.
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