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Dear Ted:

I have just received an e-mail message titled "Work from home and live on the hog!"

What does "to live on the hog" mean?

Would you please give me some examples of how to use this expression/phrase correctly?

Thank you,

Paolo

P.S. Ted, Is the sentence "I have just received an e-mail message titled....." correctly written?

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Dear Paolo:

I have just received an e-mail message titled "Work from home and live on the hog!"

What does "to live on the hog" mean?

*** The usual expression is "to live HIGH on the hog."  It means to live a life of luxury.

Here are some explanations about the meaning:

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/high-on-the-hog.html

Would you please give me some examples of how to use this expression/phrase correctly?

After he won the lottery, Jack started to live high on the hog.

Very wealthy people live high on the hog.

Thank you,

Paolo

P.S. Ted, Is the sentence "I have just received an e-mail message titled....." correctly written?

*** YES

Ted

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