in a pig's whisper

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in a pig's whisper

  1. (slang, dated) In a very short time; in a jiffy.
    • 1836, Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers 2:
      ‘Never mind,’ said the stranger, cutting the address very short, ‘said enough—no more; smart chap that cabman—handled his fives well; but if I’d been your friend in the green jemmy—damn me—punch his head,—‘cod I would,—pig’s whisper—pieman too,—no gammon.’
    • 1918, Norman Lindsay, The Magic Pudding, page 44:
      [T]hey were all asleep in a pig's whisper.