One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Do something completely or thoroughly.‘George decided to go the whole hog and join the Total Abstinence Society’
- ‘For their new album, the band have gone the whole hog; collaborating with a director to create film segments to accompany every single track.’
- ‘A lot of people only want subtle touches but others want to go the whole hog by spending £500 on bulbs.’
- ‘He said: ‘I think we need a short pilot exercise in one area to see how it goes before we go the whole hog.’’
- ‘And I thought, will I go the whole hog and put on a splash of colour on each one?’
- ‘With railway crimes on the up, the police are going the whole hog to bring about awareness among passengers.’
- ‘Otherwise, you can go the whole hog and get a 3 day pass.’
- ‘But he is hesitant about going the whole hog and opening every day throughout the year.’
- ‘I always used to write little stories, then I thought why not go the whole hog and write a book?’
- ‘With authentic Italian specialties as well as wines from Italy, the restaurant is going the whole hog to ensure that the ingredients are as real as it gets - and so is flying them down from Italy.’
- ‘In my view we have gone the whole hog to get the information we need, ‘says Mr Allen.’’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.