Значение идиомы go the whole hog

[go the whole hog] or [go whole hog] {v. phr.}, {informal} To dosomething completely or thoroughly; to give all your strength orattention to something.

When Bob became interested in modelairplanes, he went the whole hog.

The family went whole hog at thefair, and spent a lot of money.

Compare: ALL OUT, ALL THE WAY, SHOOTTHE WORKS.