when pigs fly


when pigs fly


  • pigs might fly
  • flying pig

Meaning | Synonyms

Example Sentences

  1. Her crazy mother said that being so lazy, Megan is going to be rich one day for sure and without any hard working job. Come on, when pigs fly!
  2. I asked my boss if I could go on a two month vacation, he said yes, when pigs fly!
  3. I think he’ll pay you back your money – when pigs fly.
  4. “I think I’ll start working on my project from tomorrow.” “Yes, and pigs might fly.”
  5. “Do you think our team will win the competition?” “Yes, flying pig.”
  6. John asked Sarah whether she would go to the movies with him, Sarah replied that would happen when pigs fly.
  7. He plans to clean his house every week, but he will probably do it only when pigs fly.
  8. “Someday, I’ll become a successful actor.” “And pigs might fly.”
  9. I’ll join your physics classes when pigs fly.


The phrase “pigs might fly” or “pigs may fly” has been used in various forms since the 1600s, when it was said that “pigs fly with their tails forward”, used as a sarcastic remark something overly optimistic. The form “when pigs fly” is more common in America.

Share your opinions8 Opinions

Who knows, if Trump becomes president in 2024 then you’ll know for sure that pigs can fly (although maybe I should say if Biden gets re-elected – both will be moments to look up and expect to see that pig flying overhead.)

‒ Jeffrey A Carlton January 7, 2024

With enough thrust, pigs fly just fine.

‒ Edward Hackemer September 1, 2023

Pigs like mud too much. They’ll be the last species to ever fly.

‒ Jay Gilpatrick November 2, 2022

Strap a jet pack to that bad boy and he can fly. All about perspective.

‒ Yugo1133! August 20, 2022

I personally think it could happen. Then again I’m not the brightest 😐

‒ Non Ya February 1, 2022

Is it really possible or not?

‒ Priya May 23, 2018

It is a real expression that people do use, certainly in England.

‒ OV February 6, 2018

Ha Ha
So funny idiom, I’m not going to believe that.

‒ Kida Cool July 24, 2017

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