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Earlier, I wrote about the phrase “save one’s bacon” which reminds me of a different idiom, “when pigs fly!”
What does “when pigs fly” mean?
“When pigs fly” is a retort someone uses when they want to say something like “it isn’t going to happen”.
Examples of when pigs fly
“‘Steve, will you be voting for Obama in the November elections?’ Â Steve quipped, ‘When pigs fly.’”
“I asked for time off to go on vacation, but the response from my boss was ‘When pigs fly‘, we’re just too busy right now.”
Alright, now it is your turn. Try using this phrase in a sentence of your own. Â Please don’t say to yourself, “Write a sentence in public? When pigs fly!” Just do it! The more you practice idioms, the more your English will sound native. Â I’ll be here to provide helpful feedback.
Is there a way to say “when pigs fly” in Chinese?