Definition of hog-wild in English:

hog-wild

adjective

North American
informal
  • Extremely enthusiastic; out of control.

    ‘I'm not hog-wild about this job’
    • ‘‘It's not the case that the government has gone hog-wild,’’
    • ‘Then, armed with this new-found knowledge, he would have to find investors who were hog-wild about turkey.’
    • ‘I am hog-wild over your lovely photo.’
    • ‘The day they took possession of the house, they went to the Home Depot and ‘went hog-wild and bought $1,000 worth of supplies,’’
    • ‘I tried to set a temperate pace as these delicacies appeared, but it wasn't long before I was going hog-wild.’
    • ‘Now, you have their address stored, and can go hog-wild ordering stuff.’
    • ‘But coaches should avoid the temptation to go hog-wild with changes.’

Phrases

  • go hog-wild

    • informal Act in an unrestrained manner.

      ‘Congress will go hog-wild in its spending’
      • ‘But coaches should avoid the temptation to go hog-wild with changes.’
      • ‘I just think my own nature prevents me from going hog-wild or from being any kind of role model.’
      • ‘Jim Thorpe is a cool little town in the mountains which goes hog-wild with the Christmas festivities.’
      • ‘That being the case, I recommend some waiting and analysis before we go hog-wild with some centrally-planned taxation scheme designed to "do something."’
      • ‘I tried to set a temperate pace as these delicacies appeared, but it wasn't long before I was going hog-wild.’
      • ‘You can go hog-wild with the creature-building at that point.’
      • ‘People went hog-wild at the news, assuming that we'd found the magic fat pill for society at large.’
      • ‘Now, you have their address stored, and can go hog-wild ordering stuff.’
      • ‘But, says Twin, she changed her mind before he ever got to see her go hog-wild.’
      • ‘If you want to go hog-wild, order the grilled lobster, which had claws like boxing gloves the evening I sampled it, with flavor to match.’

Pronunciation

hog-wild

/ˌhɔɡˈwaɪld//ˌhôɡˈwīld/