But no: whether on the left or the right, they are all Pigs at a trough of clichés.
A virus called PEDv is killing 100,000 Pigs and piglets each week, and shows no signs of stopping.
There were kids and Pigs and goats and vegetables growing on every spare patch of land.
Why not stop the printing of Saudi textbooks that call Jews and Christians “apes and Pigs”?
The New York Post headline read: “Pigs Fly: Citi Jets Ex-C.E.O. to Cabo.”
Ducks, and chickens, and Pigs, and calves would have gone to make up a German feast this night.
Quails were found in large numbers, as well as Pigs, goats, and sheep.
Pigs, at our fairs, have sold lately for fifty shillings, which two years ago would not have brought more than twenty.
Well, you can cut out all that stuff and feed it to the Pigs.
Pigs are castrated at all ages, from a fortnight to three, six and eight weeks, and even four months old.
probably from Old English *picg, found in compounds, ultimate origin unknown. Originally "young pig" (the word for adults was swine). Apparently related to Low German bigge, Dutch big ("but the phonology is difficult" -- OED). The meaning "oblong piece of metal" is first attested 1580s, on the notion of "large mass." Applied to persons, usually in contempt, since 1540s; the derogatory slang meaning "police officer" has been in underworld slang since at least 1811.
The pigs frisked my panney, and nailed my screws; the officers searched my house, and seized my picklock keys. ["Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit and Pickpocket Eloquence," London, 1811]Another Old English word for "pig" was fearh, related to furh "furrow," from PIE *perk- "dig, furrow" (cf. Latin porc-us "pig," see pork). "This reflects a widespread IE tendency to name animals from typical attributes or activities" [Lass]. Synonyms grunter, porker are from sailors' and fishermen's euphemistic avoidance of uttering the word pig at sea, a superstition perhaps based on the fate of the Gadarene swine, who drowned. The image of a pig in a poke is attested from 1520s (see poke (n.3)). Flying pigs as a type of something unreal is from 1610s.
1670s, "to huddle together," from pig (n.). Related: Pigged; pigging. To pig out "eat voraciously" attested by 1979.
pig out: When you eat too much, you can say ''I pigged''