hog wild

hog wild

wild; out of control. I went hog wild at the sale and bought six new pairs of shoes. There were a dozen different desserts at the picnic. A person who liked sweets could go hog wild.
See also: hog, wild

go hog wild, to

To go berserk; to go crazy with excitement. An Americanism dating from about 1905, this expression is a mysterious metaphor. Possibly it refers to the manic struggles of animals being taken away for slaughter, or perhaps it once meant unseemly enthusiasm, hogs being associated mostly with negative characteristics.
See also: go, hog
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"So I'm trying to play smart instead of going hog wild, which is extremely easy to do."
of Fort Worth, Texas; Hog Wild BBQ of Olive Hill, Kentucky; Armadillo's BBQ of Atlanta, Georgia; Mojos Rib Shack of New Franklin, Ohio; After Hours BBQ of Orville, Ohio; and Fine Smoke BBQ of Columbus, Ohio.
SAVE The Children has gone hog wild for Christmas Jumper Day this year, dressing "philanthro-pigs" in festive fandangles to raise awareness of its work.
It was a scene straight from their latest blockbuster, 'The Hows of Us,' and as the photographs taken by Bruce Cassanova clearly show, the crowd went hog wild.
Lynn Waltz; HOG WILD; University of Iowa Press (Nonfiction: Business & Economics) 24.95 ISBN: 9781609385859
For example, SpartanNash has seen success with its "hog wild" events, in which a variety of pork is featured in the retailer's weekly ads at its Family Fare and D&W Fresh Markets banners.
"When you crunch into one of these bad boys, available in both Salt & Potato and Onions & Cream flavors, you'll go hog wild," Prongles said.
Spot market rates, which often are a precursor to longer-term contract rates, have gone "hog wild," in the words of John Larkin, veteran transportation analyst for investment banking firm Stifel--and there's plenty of data to support this thesis.
* A hog wild memory from the Texas Capitol: When the Texas House debated its proposed 2018-19 budget in April, state Rep.
What is unusual in this case is that the Conservative Party went hog wild. The whole business of election spending needs radical reform to bring in proper penalties when things go wrong."
They'd named him "Hog Wild." But despite having quite a few trail camera photos of him, the hunters had had very few actual sightings.
Strap on the cans, balance your copter, and you're ready to go hog wild.
In fact, hunters have gone so hog wild that an entire cottage industry has emerged, and companies are cashing in.
when she's not gunning down hogs from a helicopter testing their new Hog Wild shotshells.
RUTLAND - Naquag Elementary School has gone hog wild. From piggy banks to walking the track with Lincoln the baby pig, students at the school use pigs as a tool to learn about science, money and community service.