Definition of hog-wild in English:



North American informal
  • Out of control.

    ‘Congress will go hog-wild in its spending’
    • ‘‘It's not the case that the government has gone hog-wild,’’
    • ‘Now, you have their address stored, and can go hog-wild ordering stuff.’
    • ‘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,’’
    • ‘But coaches should avoid the temptation to go hog-wild with changes.’
    • ‘I tried to set a temperate pace as these delicacies appeared, but it wasn't long before I was going hog-wild.’