whole-hog

[hohl-hawg, -hog]

adjective Informal.

complete and thorough; wholehearted.

Nearby words

  1. whole tone,
  2. whole-body counter,
  3. whole-body titration curve,
  4. whole-cell vaccine,
  5. whole-grain,
  6. whole-length,
  7. whole-souled,
  8. whole-tone scale,
  9. whole-wheat,
  10. wholefood

Origin of whole-hog

First recorded in 1820–30

whole hog

noun Informal.

the furthest extent; everything: With them it was whole hog or nothing.
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British Dictionary definitions for whole-hog

whole hog

noun

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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