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(as) accommodating as a hog on ice

Very unpleasant or bad-tempered. I'm not surprised he said no to your request—he's about as accommodating as a hog on ice.
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accommodate (one) with (something)

To fulfill one's needs, often with special consideration after something has gone awry. Thankfully, the hotel was able to accommodate us with a non-smoking room after all. I was told there were no rentals left, but once I mentioned my famous father, the clerk was suddenly able to accommodate me with a luxury car.
See also: accommodate

accommodate (oneself) to (something)

To assimilate or adjust to a new environment or a different set of rules or expectations. The new student struggled to accommodate himself to the new school and often got in trouble as a result. If you're going to live with us, you need to accommodate yourself to our rules.
See also: accommodate, to
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as accommodating as a hog on ice

Very disagreeable. An old New England expression that imparts a very clear message: swine don't like being very cold any more than people do.
See also: accommodating, hog, ice, on
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