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What does 'squeal like a stuck pig' mean?

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January 11, 2011 2:11AM

To "squeal like a stuck pig" means to cry out loudly and shrilly. It comes from an old activity called 'pig sticking': hunters on horseback chased wild boar and tried to drive spears through them (referred to as 'sticking').

Based on an old saying, "A stuck pig squeals loudly" Which is usually used as a metaphor for bad guys complaining when you ruin their crooked setup. For example, if you started exposing and challenging a crooked business...the owner would probably start complaining that you were being unfair and overly harsh, when infact your just doing justice....hence a "stuck pig" (wounded a pig of a person) complains loudly about how harsh you're being on them.