like pigs in clover
Extremely contentedly, as in They had a handsome pension and lived like pigs in clover. This expression alludes to pigs being allowed to eat as much clover, a favorite food, as they wish. It appeared in the Boston Gazette of January 7, 1813: “Canadians! then in droves come over, And live henceforth like pigs in clover.” [Early 1800s]
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This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
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May looked along at the dimpled grace, And then at the saint-like, fair old face, “How funny!”
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You see Squinty, like most little pigs, thought more of something to eat than of anything else.
The wave-like movement of these animals is particularly graceful and cleverly done.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
That was because he was hungry, you see, but pigs nearly always eat fast, as though they were continually in a hurry.