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pig

1. informal A person regarded as gluttonous. Possibly offensive. I felt like such a pig after eating the entire tub of ice cream by myself. Every day I see so many pigs come in here and load their trays up with mounds of junk food.
2. informal An offensive term for a person who is considered fat or obese. I could hear them snickering that I was a pig as I struggled to fit between the turnstiles. I look like a pig. I really need to get to the gym and lose some weight.
3. informal A person regarded as slovenly, dirty, or disgusting. What are you, a pig? Clean up your work space and have a little bit of self-respect. My roommates are total pigs. They just leave their dirty clothes and dishes all over the apartment!
4. informal A person regarded as greedy, boorish, or contemptible. It was the pigs on Wall Street who got us into this financial mess. Can you believe the disgusting things he said during that interview? God, what a pig!
5. offensive slang A derogatory term for a police officer. You're more likely to get shot by the corrupt pigs in this town than any criminals on the streets. Someone gave away the location of our drug stashes to the pigs.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

pig

1. n. someone who eats too much; a glutton. I try to cut down on calories, but whenever I see red meat I make a pig of myself.
2. n. an ugly and fat woman or man. Clare is a pig. Why doesn’t she lose a ton or two?
3. n. a dirty or slovenly person. Jimmy, change your clothes. Look at that mud, you little pig!
4. n. an officer; a police officer or a military officer. (Used mostly for a police officer. Widely known since the 1960s.) The pigs who aren’t in pig heaven are driving around in pigmobiles busting innocent people like me.
5. n. a Caucasian. (Black.) Why do those pigs think they can walk in here like that?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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With the emphasis today on trenchless rehabilitation, using pigging in appropriate situations deserves consideration.
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