when pigs fly!

when pigs fly!
 Never!
 ► “James DeLong . . . flew to Dallas to recruit Southwest Airlines, the large successful low-fare carrier. They weren’t successful, but Mr. DeLong was heartened when Southwest Chairman Herb Kelleher didn’t give them the response he had in past meetings: ‘When pigs fly.’ ” (Wall Street Journal, Feb. 6, 1996, p. A1)

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  • when pigs fly — (informal) Never • • • Main Entry: ↑pig * * * when pigs fly US informal used to say that you think that something will never happen The train station will be renovated when pigs fly. [=it will never be renovated] • • • Main Entry: ↑pig * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • when pigs fly — Meaning you will not get something when you want it or someone doesn t want something for you. say you are selling an item and some one doesn t want it. they might say I ll buy it when pigs fly . it just means you will never get someone to say… …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • when pigs fly — adverb never …   Wiktionary

  • Pigs fly — A flying pig is a symbol of an impossible event coming to pass. The popular saying [it will happen] when pigs fly (or when pigs have wings ) is traditionally used to mean that the specified event will never occur.Although there are several… …   Wikipedia

  • pigs might fly — (informal; as an expression of scepticism) That is highly unlikely • • • Main Entry: ↑pig * * * pigs might fly british spoken phrase used for saying that something is completely impossible Thesaurus: not likely to happensynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pigs Have Wings — infobox Book | name = Pigs Have Wings title orig = translator = image caption = author = P. G. Wodehouse cover artist = country = United States language = English genre = Comic novel publisher = Doubleday release date = October 16 1952 media type …   Wikipedia

  • Pigs on the Wing — Song infobox Name = Pigs on the Wing Artist = Pink Floyd Album = Animals Released = January 23 1977 (UK) February 2 1977 (US) Recorded = November 1976 Genre = Folk rock Length = 1:25 (Each) 2:50 (Put together) Writer = Roger Waters Label =… …   Wikipedia

  • Cultural references to pigs — Painting of Saint Anthony with pig in background by Piero di Cosimo c. 1480 Pigs have inspired many idioms, and are frequently referenced in culture. They have become synonymous with several negative attributes, especially greed, gluttony, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Pigs on the Wing — Chanson par Pink Floyd extrait de l’album Animals Pays  Royaume Uni Sortie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pigs (Three Different Ones) — Chanson par Pink Floyd extrait de l’album Animals Pays  Royaume Uni …   Wikipédia en Français

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