When pigs fly

Definition

The idiom ‘When Pigs Fly’ is a humorous phrase used to describe something that is impossible or very unlikely to happen.

Examples

You think he’ll ever apologize? Yeah, when pigs fly!

You think I’m ever going to finish this project? When pigs fly!

Do you think they’ll ever get their act together? Yeah, when pigs fly!

Do you think I’ll ever win the lottery? When pigs fly!

Do you think I’ll ever find the perfect job? When pigs fly!

Origin

The origin of the phrase is unknown, but it is widely believed to have originated in the 17th century.

FAQs

Q

What does ‘When Pigs Fly’ mean?

A

It is a humorous phrase used to describe something that is impossible or very unlikely to happen.