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    Live high on the hog

    I have tried to use "live high on the hog" in my sentence. I wondering if the sentence is grammatically correct.

    Maria's friend warned her of living high on the hog, but she never listened. Now she is bankrupt.

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    Re: Live high on the hog

    I can't speak for users of other variants of English, but I've never heard the phrase "live high on the hog" in BrE. From the end of your sentence, I assume it has something to do with spending a lot of money but I certainly wouldn't have had a clue without the part about bankruptcy.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Live high on the hog

    emsr2d2,

    I have to admit I never read the above phrase in any text I read before. I found it in Longman dictionary, which says: "live high on the hog used to say that someone has a nice life because they have a lot of money and buy expensive things - often used to show disapproval."

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    Re: Live high on the hog

    Living high on the hog is common in American English, but the sentence doesn't work. We only use the expression to favorably describe someone who is evidently doing well. Maria's friend might tell her, admiringly, ​You're sure living high on the hog!
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