List of animal idioms about pigs and their meanings
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There are 3 parts to each idioms the first part is what the idiom is, then an explanation of what it means and the last part is an example of how to use it in a sentence.
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Animal idioms about pigs
as fat as a pig
- very fat
The woman in the supermarket was as fat as a pig.
buy a pig in a poke
- to buy something without seeing it or knowing anything about it
You can buy the used computer but it will be like buying a pig in a poke if you do not look at it first.
cast pearls before swine
- to waste something on someone who will not be thankful or care about it
Giving the jewellery to the woman will be casting pearls before swine. She will not appreciate it at all.
eat high on/off the hog
- to eat good or expensive food
We were eating high off the hog during our ocean cruise.
- to behave wildly
The soccer fans went hog-wild when they arrived in the city for the game.
go whole hog
- to do everything possible, to be extravagant
We went whole hog in our effort to make the convention a success.
in a pig`s eye
- unlikely, not so, never
Never in a pig`s eye will my friend be able to save enough money to go to Mexico for the winter.
live high on/off the hog
- to have the best of everything
My friend has been living high on the hog since he changed jobs.
make a silk purse out of a sow's ear
- to create something of value from something of no value
You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. There is no point in trying to teach that woman manners.
- a small bank (sometimes in the shape of a pig) for saving money
The boy has been putting money into his piggy bank to save for a bicycle.
- sitting or being carried on someone`s back and shoulders
The boy was riding piggyback on his father`s shoulders.
a road hog
- a car driver who uses more than his share of the road
The person in front of me on the highway was a road hog but I tried not to get angry.
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