pigs might fly


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pigs might fly

There is no chance of that ever happening. (Used to show skepticism or cynicism over someone's hypothetical remark.) Primarily heard in UK. Bob: "If we could just get Democrats and Republicans to agree on a tax reform bill, we could bring the deficit down in no time." Dave: "Yeah, and pigs might fly!"
See also: fly, might, pig

pigs might fly

BRITISH
People say pigs might fly, to mean that something that has just been mentioned is very unlikely to happen. `There's a chance he isn't involved in this, of course.' — `And pigs might fly.' Note: People say that something will happen or be done when pigs fly to mean that in reality it will never happen or be done. My private reaction was `Yeah, we'll do it when pigs fly.' Note: People often vary this expression. `Maybe one day we'll be rich.' — `Oh look, I just saw a pig fly by my window.'
See also: fly, might, pig