high on the hog

idiom

US, informal
: in a luxurious style
Those movie stars live pretty high on the hog.

Examples of high on the hog in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the people of Gaza live in poverty and have suffered under the horrors of Hamas, the terror group's leaders apparently are living high on the hog. Eric Shawn, Fox News, 8 Nov. 2023 Many have taken the low-hanging fruit of reducing their expenses, total debt and don’t live high on the hog. John F. Wasik, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 Washington politicians like Mitch McConnell live high on the hog. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 9 Feb. 2023 Not only is a warm, savory roast comforting after a late night of partying (or not), eating high on the hog is supposed to fill your year with good luck and prosperity. Paris Wolfe, cleveland, 23 Dec. 2022 Pick up three dollars at the joint, five dollars from the offering plate at church, and make eight dollars for the weekend and live high on the hog when my peers were happy just to get the three dollars. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 27 June 2022

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“High on the hog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20on%20the%20hog. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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