in a pig's eye

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in a pig's eye

Under no condition, not at all, as in In a pig's eye he'll pay me back, or You think he's competent? In a pig's eye! This expression, a euphemism for in a pig's ass, is generally used as a strong negative. [Slang; late 1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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