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whole hog

noun, Informal.
1.
the furthest extent; everything:
With them it was whole hog or nothing.
Idioms
2.
go whole hog, to do something completely or thoroughly:
The townspeople went whole hog for the celebration.
Also, go the whole hog.

whole-hog

[hohl-hawg, -hog] /ˈhoʊlˈhɔg, -ˈhɒg/
adjective, Informal.
1.
complete and thorough; wholehearted.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30
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British Dictionary definitions for whole hog

whole hog

noun
1.
(slang) the whole or total extent (esp in the phrase go the whole hog)
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Slang definitions & phrases for whole hog

whole hog

adverb phrase

Utterly; without reservation: He believed me whole hog

[fr early 1800s go the whole hog, ''act, give, etc, without reservation,'' explained in 1852 as fr the butcher's question whether the customer wants the whole slaughtered animal, at a cheaper price than the prime parts only]


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Idioms and Phrases with whole hog
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