live high off the hog


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live high off the hog

 and live high on the hog; eat high on the hog
Rur. to live well and eat good food. (Note the variation with pretty.) After they discovered oil on their land, they lived pretty high on the hog. Looks like we're living high off the hog tonight. What's the occasion?
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live high off/on the hog

  (American & Australian)
to have a lot of money and live in comfort, especially eating and drinking a lot He was a millionaire who lived high on the hog at all times.
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