go the whole hog


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go the whole hog

To do something thoroughly and without holding back.
Translations
يَقوم بالعَمَلِ كامِلا
dotáhnout věc do konce
gå linen ud
aufs Ganze gehen
belead apait-anyait
dotiahnuť vec do konca

hog

(hog) noun
(especially American) a pig.
verbpast tense, past participle hogged
1. to gobble up greedily.
2. to take or use more of than one ought to; to keep or use longer than one ought to. She's hogging the telephone and no-one else can use it.
ˈhogwash noun
(especially American) nonsense.
go the whole hog
to do something completely. I've bought a new dress – I think I'll go the whole hog and buy a complete outfit.
References in classic literature ?
"Grotesque enough, but I rather wish they had let him go the whole hog and blaze away.
It is possible, too, that, being there, you decided that you might as well go the whole hog and be manicured at the same time.
No doubt thousands will turn up for it in the appropriate style, will they go the whole hog and include the razor blades?
Throw in birthdays, Christmas and Easter and I am surprised that we have not got a "cat's day" and a "dog's day", and why not go the whole hog and have a general "pet's day" to cover the rest of our furry friends or other.
And they could go the whole hog and buy either Cristiano Ronaldo or Leo Messi.
I tipped him to score at a generous 4-1 after his heroics in Albania but would anyone go the whole hog and back him for a hat-trick.
I told them it would be freezing cold and they could just go in and splash around with the water around their ankles, but they were all determined to go the whole hog."
You can go the whole hog and buy strings of lights to festoon your trees and shrubs with, or you can simply put tea lights in empty jam jars - simple but effective.
Why don't they go the whole hog and ban the great British Bake-off while they're at it?
Why not go the whole hog and draft in a few dancing girls at weekends and chuck in a few crates of lager?
And although Laurel and Marlon didn't go the whole hog with their exes (as Dan did with Ali), their panicky snogs with Ashley and Donna have certainly cast a pall over their wedding day.
Why not go the whole hog and have the red top so people are warned of what The Journal has become?