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The meaning of "pigs might fly"

" Pigs might fly "
Said when referring to something that is highly unlikely.
I heard that bankers might give their bonuses to the poor this year. Yes, and pigs might fly!
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 17th century.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide, but somewhat old-fashioned.
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