go whole hog

go whole hog

to do everything possible; to be extravagant. Let's go whole hog. Order steak and lobster. Show some restraint. Don't go whole hog all the time.
See also: hog, whole

go whole hog

to do something as completely as possible We decided the only way we could afford vacations is to go camping, so we went whole hog and got the tents and sleeping bags and everything else.
See also: hog, whole

go whole hog

Also, go the limit. Do something completely or thoroughly; proceed as far as possible. For example, Instead of just painting the room, why not go whole hog and redecorate it completely? or Let's go the limit and dig up the entire garden. Although the precise source of whole hog is disputed, this colloquialism was first recorded in 1828 (in Japhet by Frederick Marryat) as go the whole hog. Today the article is usually omitted. Go the limit, also a colloquialism, dates from the mid-1900s. Also see all out.
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The government had declared its intention to go whole hog in pushing land acquisition bill even by taking an ordinance route.
If you're spending this money, you may as well go whole hog and convert your partnership to an LLC instead of merely registering it as an LLP.
To a question, the Chief Minister rejected the notion that elected representatives were saleable commodities for the senate election, adding his Government would go whole hog against the menace of corruption in Senate polls.
On the last date of hearing, the court had thwarted fresh attempts by the Centre to go slow on the probe and prosecution citing its " sovereign treaty making powers" and sternly asked it to " just go whole hog to unearth the money" and leave its other worries-- bilateral, international agreement obligation and confidentiality clause related grievances-- to the SIT.
Well, I'm going to go whole hog, as they say down south and commit: I'm optimistic about holiday sales, no caution required.
Rizzoli and his colleagues plan on building an even more ambitious model: "We want to go whole hog and do the whole neuron," he says.
He said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf after coming into power had decided to go whole hog for transparent and open governance in the province and would not spare anybody if charged with corruption.
Those looking to go whole hog into pollinator gardening might consider investing $30 in Xerces Society's recently published book, Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America's Bees and Butterflies, which provides a good deal of detailed information about pollinators and the plants they love.
And if you really want to go whole hog with the insta-PC idea, you should also spring for the matching Wedge Touch mouse.
It's great protein and a wonderful snack, but has too much sodium to let her go whole hog.
Towering over Mati's petite figure, I told her to go whole hog.
If we decided to go whole hog right now (with all existing technologies), the barrier would not be money; the barrier would not be the manufacturing equipment capacity," he said.
Once we were in the shake-up to qualify for the final we decided as a panel and management to go whole hog to try and win the national league and thankfully it's worked out for us.
Their brief ascendance can be worth examining if it illustrates their era or those around them, or, if you're going to go whole hog on the biopic thing, if it digs deep in the root cellar of personal psychology.
And the usual complain is the low level bureaucracy does not go whole hog with the foreign investors who want to move fast.