whole hog

whole hog

noun Informal.
the furthest extent; everything: With them it was whole hog or nothing.
go whole hog, to do something completely or thoroughly: The townspeople went whole hog for the celebration. Also, go the whole hog.
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[hohl-hawg, -hog]
adjective Informal.
complete and thorough; wholehearted.


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whole hog
slang the whole or total extent (esp in the phrase go the whole hog)

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whole hog

see go whole hog.

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