sweat like a pig

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sweat like a pig

To sweat profusely. I start to sweat like a pig within seconds of stepping on a treadmill, but you walk out of the gym after a workout like you've been just sitting at a desk.
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sweat like a pig

INFORMAL
If someone sweats like a pig, they sweat a lot. The two officers were sweating like pigs in the studio lights. To put it quite bluntly, my husband sweats like a pig.
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sweat like a pig

sweat profusely. informal
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sweat like a ˈpig

(informal) sweat very much: It’s 35 degrees inside the factory, and the workers are sweating like pigs.
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The phrase "sweating like a pig" does not actually refer to the animals.
ANIMALS p19 the term 'sweating like a pig' from the animal, because they have any sweat glands.
Sometimes sweating like a pig. But where do these phrases originate?
Contrary to the phrase "sweating like a pig", pigs are unable to sweat and instead cool down by panting and wallowing in mud.
Don't they see the photos of this druggedup oaf falling around with his eyes glazed, sweating like a pig and looking like he's just injected enough heroin to keep most of Greater London high as a kite for a month?
You had to feel sorry for him - he was sweating like a pig."