You all know what a pig is right? If not, I’ll tell you…
A pig is a pink farmyard animal that likes to roll around in the mud. They eat pretty much anything and are bred for meat (pork, ham and bacon).
FUN FACT – The word ‘pig’ is a slang word for a greedy person or a nasty person.
e.g. My boyfriend is such a pig! He’s just eaten a whole packed of biscuits.
pig idioms and sayings
Here’s a list of idioms about pigs.
- as happy as a pig in shit
meaning – very happy
example – I’ve given the dogs a lamb bone, they’re as happy as a pig in shit.
- fat pig
meaning – a fat greedy person
example – My brother is such a fat pig, he ate all my chocolates.
- go the whole hog
meaning – be thorough, complete, extravagant
example – I’ve been suspended from school. I may as well go the whole hog and get expelled.
- make a pig’s ear of something
meaning – make a complete mess of something
example – My wife always makes a right pig’s ear of the dinner.
- pig out
meaning – eat lots of food
example – We pigged out a lot on holiday. I need to go on a diet.
meaning – be carried on someone’s back
example – Give Janey a piggyback. We’ve been walking for hours; her little legs must be tired.
meaning – someone is stubborn and refuses to change their mind
example – My husband is so pig-headed. He won’t let me drive as he thinks women are bad drivers.
- pigs might fly
meaning – something is unlikely to happen
example – Carrie: You never know, the new Prime Minister might cut taxes.
Billie: Pigs might fly!
- road hog
meaning – a selfish/dangerous/aggressive driver
example – Sorry I’m late, there were lots of road hogs on the roads this morning.
pig idioms and sayings with pictures
Click on the pictures below to learn some common idioms and expressions with pigs. Each idiom includes the meaning and a real-life picture example.