live high on the hog


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live high on the hog

To prosper or otherwise live very well. It refers to the rich being able to afford the choicest cut of meat, which, from a pig, is higher up on the animal. They've been living high on the hog ever since David won the lottery. It must be a shock for them having to count their pennies like this—they're used to living high on the hog, after all.
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live high on the hog

also live high off the hog
to live in great comfort with a lot of money Gardner, who made only $8,000 last year, has definitely not been living high on the hog.
Related vocabulary: live it up
Etymology: based on the idea that better quality meat is found on the upper parts of a hog (pig)
See also: high, hog, live, on