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on the pig's back

Definition of on the pig's back in English:

Irish informal Living a life of ease and luxury; in a very fortunate situation.
Example sentences
  • Those fortunate ones who own such ground are sitting on the pig's back, or more correctly on a veritable goldmine.
  • The bookmaking company is also on the pig's back, having donated all profits from the betting to the appeal.
  • He's on the pig's back, sure he'll top the poll.
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