cut a fat hog


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cut a fat hog

To attempt to do more or take on more responsibility than one can reasonably handle. Don't try to cut a fat hog here—just do what you can.
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cut a fat hog

Texas
To take on more than one is able to accomplish: "Boy, has he cut a fat hog, as they say down home" (Hughes Rudd).
See also: cut, fat, hog
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