whole hog

[ hohl-hawg, hog ]
/ ˈhoʊl ˈhɔg, ˈhɒg /

noun Informal.

the furthest extent; everything: With them it was whole hog or nothing.

Idioms for whole hog

    go whole hog, Informal. to do something completely or thoroughly: The townspeople went whole hog for the celebration.Also go the whole hog .

Origin of whole hog

An Americanism dating back to 1825–30

Definition for whole hog (2 of 2)

[ hohl-hawg, -hog ]
/ ˈhoʊlˈhɔg, -ˈhɒg /

adjective Informal.

complete and thorough; wholehearted.

Origin of whole-hog

First recorded in 1820–30
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British Dictionary definitions for whole hog

whole hog


slang the whole or total extent (esp in the phrase go the whole hog)
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Idioms and Phrases with whole hog

whole hog

see go whole hog.

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