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Meaning of whole hog

whole' hog'

Pronunciation: [key]
— Informal. Informal.
  1. the furthest extent; everything: With them it was whole hog or nothing.
  2. to do something completely or thoroughly: The townspeople went whole hog for the celebration.

whole-hog

Pronunciation: (hōl'hôg', -hog'), [key]
— adj. Informal.
  1. complete and thorough; wholehearted.
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