what does the phrase "hog the mirror" mean? I think I am just not sure what "hog" means. I heard it in a talk show.
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To hog something is to not let someone else use it
So in a house with one mirror, you can have two people needing to use it, if one of them keeps standing in front of it, he/she is hogging the mirror.
People don't only 'hog the mirror', they 'hog' much else besides. They 'hog' the phone (not so common since mobiles arrived), the bathroom, the cooker, the breakfast cereal etc. The point is a 'hog' is a pig. And the reference is to someone behaving, perhaps figuratively, as a pig would behave, and grasping everything to him or herself.
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