Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Phrase of the day: pig it

The phrase of the day is pig it:

  1. pig it,
    1. to live like a pig, especially in dirt.
    2. to lead a disorganized, makeshift life; live without plan or pattern.

"Leadville roared toward civilization like a runaway train.  Amid talk of an opera house, three mine managers, including Oliver's distant cousin W. S. Ward, were planning houses on Ditch Walk, and hoped to have wives in them before another summer.  The principal boarding-house at its Younger Sons Ball drew social lines as rigid in their way as Newport's.  The best saloons were gorgeous with walnut, crystal, and William Morris wallpapers.  All this was just beginning to fall into place, like the bits of colored glass in a kaleidoscope, when Susan settled down to pig it in her cabin on the ditch."

 - Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose

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