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high on the hog adv.
comfortably; extravagantly

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Live high on the hog = lead a luxurious life

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hog

  

      n  
1    a domesticated pig, esp. a castrated male weighing more than 102 kg  
2      (U.S. and Canadian)   any artiodactyl mammal of the family Suidae; pig  
3      (Also)    hogg     (Brit)  
dialect     (Austral., and N.Z.)      another name for       hogget  
4    Informal   a selfish, greedy or slovenly person  
5      (Nautical)   a stiff brush, for scraping a vessel's bottom  
6      (Nautical)   the amount or extent to which a vessel is hogged  
   Compare       sag       6  
7       another word for       camber       4  
8    Slang     (chiefly U.S.)   a large powerful motorcycle  
9    go the whole hog  
Informal   to do something thoroughly or unreservedly  
if you are redecorating one room, why not go the whole hog and paint the entire house?     
10    live high on the hog         
Informal     (chiefly U.S.)   to have an extravagant lifestyle  
      vb   , hogs, hogging, hogged   tr  
11    Slang   to take more than one's share of  
12    to arch (the back) like a hog  
13    to cut (the mane) of (a horse) very short  
     (Old English hogg, from Celtic; compare Cornish hoch)  
  hogger      n  
  hoglike      adj  
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high

  

      adj  
1    elevated, lofty, soaring, steep, tall, towering  
2    excessive, extraordinary, extreme, great, intensified, sharp, strong  
3    arch, big-time     (informal)   chief, consequential, distinguished, eminent, exalted, important, influential, leading, major league     (informal)   notable, powerful, prominent, ruling, significant, superior  
4    arrogant, boastful, bragging, despotic, domineering, haughty, lofty, lordly, ostentatious, overbearing, proud, tyrannical, vainglorious  
5    capital, extreme, grave, important, serious  
6    boisterous, bouncy     (informal)   cheerful, elated, excited, exhilarated, exuberant, joyful, light-hearted, merry, strong, tumultuous, turbulent  
7      (informal)   delirious, euphoric, freaked out     (informal)   hyped up     (slang)   inebriated, intoxicated, on a trip     (informal)   spaced out     (slang)   stoned     (slang)   tripping     (informal)   turned on     (slang)   zonked     (slang)  
8    costly, dear, exorbitant, expensive, high-priced, steep     (informal)   stiff  
9    acute, high-pitched, penetrating, piercing, piping, sharp, shrill, soprano, strident, treble  
10    extravagant, grand, lavish, luxurious, rich  
11    gamey, niffy     (Brit. slang)   pongy     (Brit. informal)   strong-flavoured, tainted, whiffy     (Brit. slang)  
12    high and dry      abandoned, bereft, destitute, helpless, stranded  
13    high and low      all over, everywhere, exhaustively, far and wide, in every nook and cranny  
14    high and mighty        (informal)   arrogant, cavalier, conceited, disdainful, haughty, imperious, overbearing, self-important, snobbish, stuck-up     (informal)   superior  
      adv  
15    aloft, at great height, far up, way up  
      n  
16    apex, crest, height, peak, record level, summit, top  
17      (informal)   delirium, ecstasy, euphoria, intoxication, trip     (informal)  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    dwarfed, low, short, stunted  
2    average, low, mild, moderate, reduced, restrained, routine, suppressed  
3    average, common, degraded, ignoble, inconsequential, insignificant, low, lowly, low-ranking, menial, routine, secondary, undistinguished, unimportant  
6    angry, dejected, depressed, gloomy, low, melancholy, sad  
9    alto, bass, deep, gruff, low, low-pitched  


high-class     
A1 or A-one     (informal)   choice, classy     (slang)   elite, exclusive, first-rate, high-quality, high-toned, posh     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   ritzy     (slang)   select, superior, swish     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   tip-top, top-drawer, top-flight, tops     (slang)   U     (Brit. informal)   up-market, upper-class  
  
Antonyms     
   cheap, cheapo     (informal)   common, inferior, mediocre, ordinary, run-of-the-mill  
high-flown     
elaborate, exaggerated, extravagant, florid, grandiose, high-falutin     (informal)   inflated, lofty, magniloquent, overblown, pretentious  
  
Antonyms     
   down-to-earth, moderate, modest, practical, pragmatic, realistic, reasonable, restrained, sensible, simple, straightforward, unpretentious  
high-handed     
arbitrary, autocratic, bossy     (informal)   despotic, dictatorial, domineering, imperious, inconsiderate, oppressive, overbearing, peremptory, self-willed, tyrannical, wilful  
high jinks     
fun and games, horseplay, jollity, junketing, merrymaking, revelry, skylarking     (informal)   sport, spree  
high-minded     
elevated, ethical, fair, good, honourable, idealistic, magnanimous, moral, noble, principled, pure, righteous, upright, virtuous, worthy  
  
Antonyms     
   dishonest, dishonourable, unethical, unfair  
high-mindedness     
integrity, probity, rectitude, scrupulousness, uprightness  
high-powered     
aggressive, driving, dynamic, effective, energetic, enterprising, fast-track, forceful, go-ahead, go-getting     (informal)   highly capable, high-octane     (informal)   vigorous  
high-pressure        (of salesmanship)  
aggressive, bludgeoning, coercive, compelling, forceful, high-powered, importunate, insistent, intensive, in-your-face     (slang)   persistent, persuasive, pushy     (informal)  
high-priced     
costly, dear, excessive, exorbitant, expensive, extortionate, high, steep     (informal)   stiff, unreasonable  
high-sounding     
affected, artificial, bombastic, extravagant, flamboyant, florid, grandiloquent, grandiose, high-flown, imposing, magniloquent, ostentatious, overblown, pompous, pretentious, stilted, strained  
high-speed     
brisk, express, fast, hotted-up     (informal)   quick, rapid, souped-up     (informal)   streamlined, swift  
high-spirited     
alive and kicking, animated, boisterous, bold, bouncy, daring, dashing, ebullient, effervescent, energetic, exuberant, frolicsome, full of beans     (informal)   full of life, fun-loving, gallant, lively, mettlesome, sparky, spirited, spunky     (informal)   vibrant, vital, vivacious  
high spirits     
abandon, boisterousness, exhilaration, exuberance, good cheer, hilarity, joie de vivre, rare good humour  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
finalize smth. successfully / in a positive manner
E.g.: The negotiations were tough, but they ended on a high note
exp.
get drunk or take drugs; get high
n.
(in neomarxist thought) the second main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of formation. The members of the formoisie have human capital, receive high wages (the most frequently thanks to their diplomas) and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1993 Yanick Toutain)
[Hum. Sc.] The formoisie is the social class that created social-democracy and stalinism.
n.
A small short-term loan, with very high interest rates, that the borrower promises to repay on or near the next payday. Used by wage earners who run short of cash before payday. Payday lending is an established form of lending in the US and Canada.
Also: payday advance, overnight loan.
n.
an urban photography trend consisting in taking the pics from the top (and usually the edge) of high buildings
n.
renewable energy obtainable on coasts based on the sea or ocean low and high tides
n.
a form of workout based on the usage of high heels
also called legwork
id.
expression referring to a high amount of effort, dedication, endurance for pursuing a cause, achieving a goal
He put blood, sweat and tears in making this movie
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