make a pig of oneself

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make a pig out of oneself (third-person singular simple present makes a pig of oneself, present participle making a pig of oneself, simple past and past participle made a pig of oneself)

  1. (idiomatic) To eat to excess; to overeat; to gorge.
    • 2002, Jeff Hoy, Martian Romance, iUniverse (2002), ISBN 0595250742, page 156:
      As the intoxicating aroma of hot bread wafted around her, and it was all she could do to keep herself from diving in and making a pig of herself.
    • 2012, Mickie B. Ashling, Cleave, Dreamspinner Press (2012), ISBN 9781613725153, page 1:
      Sloan had made a pig of himself with the caviar, accompanied by multiple shots of vodka, which had also been my poison for the evening in the spirit of welcoming 2011.
    • 2012, Simon R. Green, Ghost of a Dream, Ace Books (2012), ISBN 9781101589502, unnumbered page:
      Happy grinned broadly, entirely unmoved, put his feet up on the opposite seat, and made a pig of himself with free food and drink from the complimentary trolley.