Idioms for pig

    on the pig's back, Australian Slang. in a fortunate position.
    pig it,
    1. to live like a pig, especially in dirt.
    2. to lead a disorganized, makeshift life; live without plan or pattern.

Origin of pig

1
1175–1225; Middle English pigge young pig, with doubled consonant appropriate to terms for smaller animals (cf. dog, frog1) but with no obvious relations; almost certainly not akin to Low German, Dutch big(ge), Middle Dutch vigghe young pig, which involve further obscurities; if Danish pige, Swedish piga maid, young girl are compared, perhaps < ON word meaning “young, small,” applied in Scand to girls but in OE to swine
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British Dictionary definitions for pig it

pig
/ (pɪɡ) /

noun

verb pigs, pigging or pigged

See also pig out

Word Origin for pig

C13 pigge, of obscure origin
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Idioms and Phrases with pig it (1 of 2)

pig it

Live in a slovenly way, as in Ten roommates shared that small house, and as you might guess they were pigging it. [Slang; late 1800s]

Idioms and Phrases with pig it (2 of 2)

pig

In addition to the idioms beginning with pig

  • pig in a poke
  • pig it
  • pig out

also see:

  • in a pig's eye
  • like pigs in clover
  • make a pig of oneself
  • when pigs fly
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