hog wild

\ ˈhȯg-ˈwī(-ə)ld How to pronounce hog wild (audio) , ˈhäg-\

Definition of hog wild

: lacking in restraint : wild would go hog wild if unconfined by constitutional limitations— Leo Egan

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Not that anybody is going hog wild over his scoreless streak. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Diamondbacks reliever Yoshihisa Hirano's downplays record scoreless streak," 30 June 2018 Tell that to the numerous sports outlets that are going hog wild over it. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "A 25-foot dancing hog statue now looms over Arkansas. It will light up, too," 11 June 2018 That’s the truest sign that San Diego is hog wild for barbecue. Michele Parente, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego's best BBQ: Here's where to make a pit stop," 13 May 2018 Of course, the regulator can’t just come right out and say, Go hog wild. Bess Levin, The Hive, "Billionaire G.O.P. Investors Are Privately Trash-Talking Trump," 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of hog wild

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hog wild was in 1893

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