whole hog


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Related to whole hog: go the whole hog

whole hog

Slang
n.
The whole way; the fullest extent: went the whole hog and ordered dessert.
adv.
Completely; unreservedly: swallowed the official version whole hog.
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whole hog

n
slang the whole or total extent (esp in the phrase go the whole hog)
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whole′ hog′


n.
the furthest extent; everything.
Idioms:
go (the) whole hog, to do something completely or thoroughly: to go whole hog for the celebration.
[1820–30]
whole′-hog′, adj.
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References in classic literature ?
"Grotesque enough, but I rather wish they had let him go the whole hog and blaze away.
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He said DA is also working to ensure that the whole hog industry will not be placed at risk.
No doubt thousands will turn up for it in the appropriate style, will they go the whole hog and include the razor blades?
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With Andy Cook and Grant Hutchinson of The Pig and Pint in Jackson serving as pitmasters, the team placed in the top 10 in 7 categories: 9th place "Tabasco 'Best Sandwich,"' 8th place "Whole Hog,"
They might as well go the whole hog give out an award best Z-list celebrity bottom.
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Why don't they go the whole hog and remove all of the bus stops as well, then the empty buses can be run to the timetables all day long?
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