micro pig noun an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet
Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.
[http://www.bbc.co.uk 13 September 2014]
pet-nup noun a pre-nuptial agreement about who will have care of a pet in the event of a marriage ending
Instead of a prenuptial agreement, or ‘pre-nup’, the animal charity Blue Cross has devised a so-called ‘pet-nup’ which clearly states who will get ownership of a pet should a couple split up.
[www.bbc.co.uk 26 September 2014]
put a bird on it idiom to embellish something
Finding your Batgirl story a little dark, a little gloomy, a little horribly tragic? Put a bird on it! That’s right, we’re getting a modern-girl revamp with selfies and fixies.
[www.cnet.com/news/batgirl-gets-reboot-doc-martens-in-dc-comics-series/ (tech) 10 July 2014]
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People don’t like hyphens any more, it seems. I would have been tempted to hyphenate “micro pig”, as in “micro-pig”.
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