make a pig of (oneself)

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make a pig of (oneself)

To eat too much food in one sitting or to eat sloppily. There's so much good food here. I'm definitely going to make a pig of myself tonight. This is a nice restaurant, so please try to mind your manners and not make pigs of yourselves.
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make a pig of oneself

Fig. to eat too much, too fast, or noisily; to eat more than one's share. Don't make a pig of yourself! Sam is making a pig of himself and taking more than his share.
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make a pig of oneself

Overeat, as in I really made a pig of myself at the buffet. [Colloquial; 1940s] Also see pig out.
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make a pig of yourself

INFORMAL
If someone makes a pig of themselves, they eat a very large amount of food. I'm afraid I made a pig of myself at dinner.
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make a pig of yourself

overeat. informal
1991 Francis King The Ant Colony I do love chocolates. Always make a pig of myself over them.
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make a ˈpig of yourself

(informal) eat and drink too much; be greedy: She always makes such a pig of herself.
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make a pig of oneself

tv. to overeat; to take more of something than anyone else gets; to be selfish. I have a tendency to make a pig of myself at affairs like this.
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