- complete and thorough; wholehearted.
Origin of whole-hog
- 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.
Related Words for whole-hogacross-the-board, broad, thorough, wholesale, comprehensive, radical, extensive, exhaustive, all-encompassing, uncut, uncensored, entire, full, outright, in-depth, intensive, full-scale, encyclopedic, sweeping, complete
Examples from the Web for whole-hog
Contemporary Examples of whole-hog
Why did we buy into AIG and Citigroup when we could have actually bought Goldman whole-hog, for a cut-rate price?Our Crashing Portfolio
May 4, 2009
Historical Examples of whole-hog
The "whole-hog men" would have none of them, and therein lay the distinction.
He must be "a whole-hog man" or nothing, a Whig or a Democrat.
- slang the whole or total extent (esp in the phrase go the whole hog)
see go whole hog.