*fat as a pig
a guinea pig
exceptionally fat; grotesquely fat. (*Also: as ~.) If I don't stop eating this cake, I'll be fat as a pig! You really ought to go on a diet; you're as fat as a pig.
See also: fatain't fittin' to roll with a pig
Rur. is or are filthy or uncouth. After a day's work in the hot sun, Clyde ain't fittin' to roll with a pig.
See also: rollbuy a pig in a poke
Fig. to buy something without looking inside first. If you don't get a good look at the engine of a used car before you buy it, you'll wind up buying a pig in a poke. I justtook the salesman's word that this camera worked. I guess I bought a pig in a poke.If that don't beat a pig a-pecking!
Rur. That's amazing! Tom: A Republican won the Senate seat! Jane: If that don't beat a pig a-pecking! Mary: Jim lost twenty pounds in one month. Charlie: If thatdon't beat a pig a-pecking!In a pig's eye! and In a pig's ass!; In a pig's ear!
Rur. Nonsense! (Use caution with ass.) Tom: I wasn't going to steal it. I was just looking at it. Jane: In a pig's eye! I saw you put it in your pocket! Mary: Bill sayshe's sorry and he'll never yell at me again if I take him back. Jane: In a pig's ass! He's made those promises a hundred times before. Tom: I thought you said I couldkeep this. Charlie: In a pig's ear! I said you could borrow it.like stealing acorns from a blind pig
Rur. very easy. Getting Mary to sign the house over to me was like stealing acorns from a blind pig. Tom: Was it hard to fool so many people? Charlie: Nope. It waslike stealing acorns from a blind pig.make a pig of oneself
Fig. to eat too much, too fast, or noisily; to eat more than one's share. Don't make a pig of yourself! Sam is making a pig of himself and taking more than his share.pig out (on something)
Inf. to eat too much of something; to make a pig of oneself. I intend to really pig out on pizza. I love to pig out on ice cream.
See also: outServe as a guinea pig
Fig. [for someone] to be experimented on; to allow some sort of test to be performed on one. (Alludes to the use of guinea pigs for biological experiments.) Try it onsomeone else! I don't want to serve as a guinea pig! Jane agreed to serve as a guinea pig. She'll be the one to try out the new flavor of ice cream.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
a guinea pig
if someone is used as a guinea pig, new ideas or products are tested on them They're looking for volunteers to act as guinea pigs for a new AIDS vaccine.
See also: guineaa pig in a poke
something that you buy or accept without first seeing it or knowing what it is like, with the result that it might not be what you want Clothes from a catalogue are a pigin a poke. You can't feel the quality of the fabric or know if the clothes will fit.
See also: pokeeat like a pig (informal)
to eat a lot, or to eat noisily and unpleasantly Christine is one of those lucky people who can eat like a pig and still stay thin.in a pig's eye (American informal)
something that you say which means you think there is no chance that something is true or that something will happen Me, in love with Sandra? In a pig's eye I am.
See also: eyemake a pig of yourself (informal)
to eat too much I made a real pig of myself at Christmas so I'm on a diet again.
See also: makemake a pig's ear of something/doing something (British informal)
to do something very badly Tim made a right pig's ear of putting those shelves up.Pig's arse! (Australian very informal)
something that you say when you do not believe what someone has just told you She told you she was pregnant? Pig's arse! - don't believe a word she says.See eat like a pig, sweat like a pigsqueal like a stuck pig (informal)
to make a long, high sound, usually because you are hurt It was only a scratch, but he started squealing like a stuck pig.sweat like a pig (informal)
to sweat (= have liquid coming out of your skin) a lot I was so nervous, I was sweating like a pig.See slog guts out