Meaning of a pig of a — in English:

a pig of a —


informal British
  • Used to describe something unpleasant or difficult.

    • ‘it's a pig of a job’
    • ‘And I know I've got to add the awards section into the navigation too - that'll be a pig of a job, for one day when I'm bored comatose or something.’
    • ‘Some farmers won't let it be a pig of a Christmas in more ways than one.’
    • ‘Pinning everything on the Australian Open, he lost in the first round in a pig of a match.’
    • ‘The only shame about it all was the fact only 280 people turned up on what was, granted, a pig of a day.’
    • ‘God forbid such a pig of a man should have become Prime Minister.’