English Idiom – Pigs might fly.

Meaning – This idiom is said about something that has no chance of happening. This expression is usually used in a humorous or sarcastic way. This is a very common idiom.

In common culture the pig is known as a fat or lazy animal. It is difficult to imagine them growing wings and flying – hence the expression.

We can use the phrasal verb pig out if somebody is eating far too much. Children might store their pocket money in a piggy bank.


  • “Has your brother tidied his room yet? Pigs might fly!”

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Tougher action from government and Ofcom on broadband providers? Pigs might fly!



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What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.

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