go\ the\ whole\ hog

• go the whole hog
• 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

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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