(comparative higher on the hog, superlative highest on the hog)
- Often used in the expressions “living high on the hog” and “eating high on the hog.”
- The opposite, “low on the hog”, is much more rarely used.
US, late 1800s; popularized 1940s. The variant forms – live/eat and on/off – are attested since at least the 1930s.