Definition of on the pig's back in English:

on the pig's back

phrase

Irish
informal
  • Living a life of ease and luxury; in a very fortunate situation.

    • ‘He's on the pig's back, sure he'll top the poll.’
    • ‘The bookmaking company is also on the pig's back, having donated all profits from the betting to the appeal.’
    • ‘They'll be handing out press releases like medals, each bringing more news as to why we're all on the pig's back as a result of their department's spending settlement.’
    • ‘He is on the pig's back - technically or figuratively, I do not know.’
    • ‘Those fortunate ones who own such ground are sitting on the pig's back, or more correctly on a veritable goldmine.’