Living high on the hog kills retirement (Video)

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According to Wiktionary

Etymology[edit]

An allusion to the best and costliest cuts of meat from a hog, considered to be parts above the belly such as the loin, rather than lower parts such as the feet, knuckles, hocks, belly, and jowls.

US, late 1800s;[1] popularized 1940s. The variant forms – live/eat and on/off – are attested since at least the 1930s.

However decades earlier is the phrase on the hog, originally on the hogtrain meaning someone living on little expense.

According to Merriam-Webster

High on the hog is an idiom

that refers to a type of lifestyle that reflects

USinformal
in a luxurious style. Those movie stars live pretty high on the hog.