when pigs can fly

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when pigs can fly

At a point in time that will never come to pass. (Used to show skepticism or cynicism over some hypothetical situation or outcome.) A: "If we could just get Democrats and Republicans to agree on a tax reform bill, we could bring the deficit down in no time." B: "Sure, when pigs can fly!" I'm sure that David would be happy to pay for everyone—when pigs can fly.
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