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go hog wild

To behave in an uncontrolled manner, often due to excitement. The crowd had been cheering, but they really went hog wild once the lead singer took the stage. Your students will go hog wild if you never discipline them.
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go hog wild

Rur. to behave wildly. Have a good time at the party, but don't go hog wild. The teacher cannot control a class that is going hog wild.
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go hog wild

Become crazy with excitement, as in The crowd went hog wild as soon as the band began to play. Why this expression should allude to the craziness of hogs is no longer known. [Colloquial; c. 1900]
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go hog wild

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If you go hog wild, you behave in an uncontrolled and excited way. Note: A hog is a pig. You can't let teenagers go completely hog wild. People aren't going hog-wild, but they are at least starting to spend. Note: Hogs can sometimes become uncontrolled and aggressive.
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go ˈhog-wild

(American English, informal) behave in an uncontrolled or excited manner: Just because your Mom and Dad aren’t here it’s no reason to go hog-wild.

go hog wild

Become overly excited or enthusiastic. Why the hog should have been singled out remains a mystery, unless porcine greediness was somehow connected with an overwhelming desire for excitement. In any event, the phrase has now been overshadowed by “going ape-shit” (which raises even more intriguing simian speculation).
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