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

live high on (or off) the hog


North American
  • Have a luxurious lifestyle.

    • ‘‘I was living high off the hog and it was not a cheap lifestyle to maintain,’ Harksen explained with a shrug.’
    • ‘As for supposedly living high on the hog on one's credit cards, one third of all bankruptcy filings are made by families already living under the federal poverty level.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘Conrad lived high on the hog, that was plain for all to see,’ he replies.’
    • ‘Soon, he thought, soon it would be him living high on the hog like Lynn.’
    • ‘Given your total lifetime income, you don't want to suffer in youth and live high on the hog in old age, or vice versa.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Everyone else was living high on the hog and paid with cash, I paid with a credit card.’
    • ‘There will be new jobs, the story said, but don't expect to live high on the hog.’
    live extravagantly, live in the lap of luxury, live in clover
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