To exhibit outrageous, frenzied or out-of-control behavior, often with sexual undertones.
Vance: I heard Janice & her sorority sisters went to Florida for spring break, & got buckwild in their hotel room.
Hugh: That's not true. They went to Chicago to visit the Museum of Science and Industry.
Vance: What about the part about them getting buckwild?
Hugh: Oh, that's true.
Used to describe a situation that is tumultuous, circus-like, and has spun out-of-control. Originates from the 1970s variety show of the same name, though some users many not be aware of the source.
Amelia: My love life is such a gong show!
Nazarine: Really? You have a studio audience in your bedroom, and you bang a large gong for boyfriends who can't cut it?
Amelia: Don't be ridiculous, Naz. I mean, it is LITERALLY a gong show. It is tumultuous, circus-like, and has spun out-of-control.
Nazarine: Oh, I see.