whole hog

[ hohl-hawg, hog ]
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noun
  1. the furthest extent; everything: With them it was whole hog or nothing.

adjective
  1. Usually whole-hog [hohl-hawg, -hog] /ˈhoʊlˈhɔg, -ˈhɒg/ . complete and thorough; wholehearted: Any whole-hog endorsement of the doctrine would leave its proponent overexposed to counterarguments.

adverb
  1. completely; wholeheartedly: I've long hated this idea that you can't just jump whole hog into radical feminism.

Idioms about whole hog

  1. go the whole hog, to do something to the fullest extent; proceed with or indulge in something completely and unreservedly: The townspeople went the whole hog for the celebration.: Also go whole hog .

Origin of whole hog

1
An Americanism dating back to 1825–30

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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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Other Idioms and Phrases with whole hog

whole hog

see go whole hog.

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