high on the hog

Definition of high on the hog

US, informal

  1. :  in a luxurious style Those movie stars live pretty high on the hog.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  rising or extending upward a great distance :  taller than average, usual, or expected

    :  having a specified height or elevation :  tall

    :  situated or passing above the normal level, surface, base of measurement, or elevation

  1. :  at or to a high place, altitude, level, or degree

    :  well, luxuriously

  1. :  an elevated place or region: such as

    :  hill, knoll

    :  the space overhead :  sky

  1. :  a domesticated swine especially when weighing more than 120 pounds (54 kilograms) — compare pig 1a

    :  any of various animals related to the domesticated swine

    :  a young unshorn sheep

  1. :  to cut (a horse's mane) short :  roach

    :  to cause to arch

    :  to take in excess of one's due

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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