whole-hog
adjective Date: 1829 committed without reservation ; thoroughgoing <
a whole-hog patriot
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • whole hog — whole′ hog′ n. inf the furthest extent; everything • go (the) whole hog Etymology: 1820–30 whole′ hog′, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • whole-hog — ☆ whole hog [hōl′hôg′] adj., adv. Slang without reservation; complete(ly) …   English World dictionary

  • whole-hog — whole hog·ger; …   English syllables

  • whole hog — noun : the whole way or farthest limit : all they are the “whole hog or none” variety H.L.Ickes used especially in the phrase go the whole hog went the whole hog and named a name Time go whole hog for knitwear New …   Useful english dictionary

  • whole-hog — /hohl hawg , hog /, adj. Informal. complete and thorough; wholehearted. [1820 30] * * * wholeˈ hog adjective (slang) Out and out, complete • • • Main Entry: ↑whole * * * whole hog «HOHL HOG, HG» adjective. Slang. that g …   Useful english dictionary

  • whole hog — Informal. 1. the furthest extent; everything: With them it was whole hog or nothing. 2. go whole hog, to do something completely or thoroughly: The townspeople went whole hog for the celebration. Also, go the whole hog. * * * …   Universalium

  • whole hog — n. (colloq.) (esp. AE) the whole way to go (the) whole hog * * * (colloq.) (esp. AE) [ the whole way ] to go (the) whole hog …   Combinatory dictionary

  • whole hog — I. noun Date: 1828 the whole way or farthest limit usually used adverbially in the phrase go the whole hog II. adverb Date: 1844 to the fullest extent ; without reservation ; completely < accepting whole hog the standards…of the majority R. B.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whole hog — /hoʊl ˈhɒg/ (say hohl hog) Colloquial –noun 1. entireness; completeness. –phrase 2. go the whole hog, to involve oneself to the fullest extent; do something thoroughly or completely. –whole hogger, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • whole hog — See: GO THE WHOLE HOG …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • whole hog — See: GO THE WHOLE HOG …   Dictionary of American idioms

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