act the hog v.
to play the fool.
|Advocate & Topeka Trib. (KS) 2 Nov. 5/2: We have always done the square by you. We don’t expect to act the hog in dividng the money.|
|South Wales Echo 26 Aug. 4/4: He tried to act the hog and treat me like a dog, but I soon showed him he was playing horse with the wrong man when he monkeyed with me.|
|Last Days of the Ruskin Co-operative 81: If they want to act the hog, let them act it.|
|Jack Spurlock (2007) 330: Why, dash it all, man, I would n’t let myself act the hog like that fo’ yo’ whole blank railroad.|
|Police Power of the State and the Public School 81: Only to have the boys act the hog in wanting the whole thing.|
|Jonah’s Gourd Vine (1995) 67: Dis gal done provoked me [...] Ah’ll show her she can’t run de hawg over me.|