go the whole hog

go the whole hog
go the whole hog see under ↑whole
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Main Entry:go
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go the whole hog see under ↑whole
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Main Entry:hog
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go the whole hog
1. To do what one is doing thoroughly or completely
2. To commit oneself to anything unreservedly
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Main Entry:whole

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go the whole hog informal phrase
to do something in a very thorough or enthusiastic way

They went the whole hog and had a big lavish wedding.

Thesaurus: to try hard to do or get somethingsynonym
Main entry: hog

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go (the) whole hog
informal : to do something in a very thorough and complete way

If we're going to have a party, we might as well go the whole hog and hire a band.

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Main Entry:hog
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go (the) whole hog — see hog, 1
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Main Entry:whole

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go the whole ˈhog idiom
(informal) to do sth thoroughly or completely
Main entry:hogidiom

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