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    Default Is this an idiom?

    "Take the hog and run up the hill."

    is this an idiom, and if so, what does it mean? I couldn't find it in your dictionary.

    Thank you very much,

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    Default Re: Is this an idiom?

    Welcome to the forum, Gunillao.

    Have you any context for this sentence?
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Is this an idiom?

    I can't find it, but it may be used in some region of the USA.

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    Default Re: Is this an idiom?

    I think this is not idiom, it is a proverbs, but never heard in UK.

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    Default Re: Is this an idiom?

    Quote Originally Posted by lillyrowling18 View Post
    I think this is not idiom, it is a proverbs, but never heard in UK.
    Is your native language really English, lillyrowling18? Also, your IP address shows that you are not located in the UK at all.
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    Default Re: Is this an idiom?

    I'm from the Mid-south and I can't say I've ever heard that before.

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    Default Re: Is this an idiom?

    Not an idiom in my opinion. I've never heard or seen the phrase in my life, and it is also implausible on its face. A hog is big and heavy. You are not going to take a hog and run anywhere, leave alone up a hill.

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    Default Re: Is this an idiom?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Not an idiom in my opinion. I've never heard or seen the phrase in my life, and it is also implausible on its face. A hog is big and heavy. You are not going to take a hog and run anywhere, leave alone up a hill.
    For info for learners, the underlined part above would be "let alone up a hill" in BrE.
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    Default Re: Is this an idiom?

    I cannot explain myself into this thread dear moderator,
    and You are tracking my ip address... wow,
    I am here for using English... is there any problem with my reply????? I think I didn't write anything wrong...

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Is your native language really English, lillyrowling18? Also, your IP address shows that you are not located in the UK at all.
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    Default Re: Is this an idiom?

    Many of us check a member's profile when they submit a post.

    If you have asked a question, knowing what your native language is may help us give a more appropriate response.
    If you have responded, some members want to know whether you are a native speaker and/or teacher.

    If people wish to keep this information to themselves, fine, but please don't give information that's not true.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 26-Nov-2013 at 16:22. Reason: typo
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