make a pig out of oneself

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

  1. Alternative form of make a pig of oneself
    • 2005, Alinka Zyrmont, Husband Hunting, AuthorHouse (2005), →ISBN, page 157:
      Alicia concentrated on the eggs and caviar, making a pig out of herself, slapping full spoons of caviar on the eggs.
    • 2007, Keith A. Youse, Death & Deliverance: A Young Civil War Soldier's Journey, Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC (2007), →ISBN, page 146:
      I ate lots of roast beef, mashed potatoes, homemade buttered biscuits, boiled vegetables from the root cellar, drank fresh milk, and generally made a pig out of myself while Mama enjoyed every bit of it.
    • 2011, Guy Reid, Birthright, AuthorHouse (2011), →ISBN, page 225:
      Melissa tried but without success not to be annoyed with Dee Dee, who was making a pig out of herself with the doughnuts.