Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

go the whole hog

go the whole hog
Meaning(s)
1) to do something without reservation or holding back
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • we decided to go the whole hog at the party and ordered champagne
  • Analysis
    To go the whole hog means to do something without reservation or holding back. Similar in meaning to 'go all out', 'go all in' or 'in for a penny, in for a pound'. When you 'go the whole hog' you might take something to the extreme. "If you are buying a new car you might as well go the whole hog and get the newest model." "If you are cutting down on smoking you might as well go the whole hog and just give it up."
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. When John decided to lose weight, he went the whole hog and hired a trainer, a nutritionist and went to the gym every morning before work.
    2. The wedding was incredible, they really went the whole hog with the decorations and food. They seemed to have everything!
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. We are going the whole hog trying to sign up this client. Wining, dining and showing them our best work.
    2. If we want to succeed in this campaign we'll have to go the whole hog with advertising, TV, print and social media.
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