To engage in something without reservation or constraint: “At first, the general had his doubts about the plan, but finally he decided to go whole hog.”
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How to use go whole hog in a sentence
The second is to go whole hog, declaring marriage a constitutional right for all couples, gay or straight, across America.Supreme Court Cheat Sheet: Six Crucial Questions on Gay Marriage | Eliza Shapiro | March 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Or you could go whole hog like Nub Sweeney and just wear overalls.
Other Idioms and Phrases with go whole hog
Also, go the limit. Do something completely or thoroughly; proceed as far as possible. For example, Instead of just painting the room, why not go whole hog and redecorate it completely? or Let's go the limit and dig up the entire garden. Although the precise source of whole hog is disputed, this colloquialism was first recorded in 1828 (in Japhet by Frederick Marryat) as go the whole hog. Today the article is usually omitted. Go the limit, also a colloquialism, dates from the mid-1900s. Also see all out.
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