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live high on (or off) the hog

Definition of live high on or off the hog in English:

North American informal Have a luxurious lifestyle.
Example sentences
  • There is a serious social side to crime that those who live high on the hog, or luxuriously on stolen taxpayers' money, refuse to see.
  • People raising families on salaries in the $30,000 - $60,000 range are hardly living high on the hog or setting up trust funds for their kids.
  • We kind of took it for granted back then, when times were flush and we were living high on the hog.
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