go the whole hog

or[go whole hog] {v. phr.}, {informal} To do something completely or thoroughly; to give all your strength or attention to something. * /When Bob became interested in model airplanes, he went the whole hog./ * /The family went whole hog at the fair, and spent a lot of money./ Compare: ALL OUT, ALL THE WAY, SHOOT THE WORKS.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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