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British pronunciation/hˈaɪ ˌɒn ˈɒf ðə hˈɒɡ/
American pronunciation/hˈaɪ ˌɑːn ˈɔf ðə hˈɑːɡ/
high on the hog
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in a very comfortable, expensive, and luxurious way

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high (on|off) the hog definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "high on the hog" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "high on the hog" can be traced back to the United States in the 19th century. The phrase comes from the way pork was divided and consumed among different social classes. It is used to describe someone who is living in a luxurious or privileged manner, often enjoying the best things in life.

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With the recent promotion, she's been living high off the hog, dining at the finest restaurants and shopping at luxury boutiques.
If the investment pays off, they plan to live high off the hog and retire early to a life of luxury.
When he won the lottery, he lived high on the hog for a while, indulging in all kinds of extravagant experiences.
After his business success, he's been living high on the hog, with a mansion, private jets, and extravagant vacations.
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