One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to describe something unpleasant or difficult.‘it's a pig of a job’
- ‘Some farmers won't let it be a pig of a Christmas in more ways than one.’
- ‘The only shame about it all was the fact only 280 people turned up on what was, granted, a pig of a day.’
- ‘And I know I've got to add the awards section into the navigation too - that'll be a pig of a job, for one day when I'm bored comatose or something.’
- ‘Pinning everything on the Australian Open, he lost in the first round in a pig of a match.’
- ‘God forbid such a pig of a man should have become Prime Minister.’
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