English phrases – 2

આનું ગુજરાતી શું થાય?

When the pigs fly.


અશક્ય/ હાસ્યાસ્પદ વાત
The phrase "when pigs fly" is an adynaton—a figure of speech so hyperbolic that it describes an impossibility. The implication of such a phrase is that the circumstances in question will never occur. The phrase has been used in various forms since the 1600s as a sarcastic remark.




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