pig in the middle

Definition of pig in the middle

British, informal
:someone who is brought into an argument between two people or groups
  • They're arguing again, and I'm pig in the middle.

Word by Word Definitions

pig play
  1. : a young domesticated swine usually weighing less than 120 pounds (50 kilograms) — compare hog 1a

  2. : a wild or domesicated swine regardless of age or weight

  3. : pork

  1. : farrow

  2. : to live like a pig

  3. : farrow

middle play
  1. : equally distant from the extremes : medial, central

  2. : being at neither extreme : intermediate

  3. : constituting a division intermediate between those prior and later or upper and lower

  1. : a middle part, point, or position

  2. : the central portion of the human body : waist

  3. : the position of being among or in the midst of something


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