whole ball of wax

whole ball of wax
n. everything; the whole thing.
Well, that just about ruins the whole ball of wax.
Your comments threatened the whole ball of wax, that’s what.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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  • the whole ball of wax N. Amer. — the whole ball of wax N. Amer. informal everything. → ball …   English new terms dictionary

  • (the) whole ball of wax — American, informal the whole of something, including everything that is connected with it. She started working on the project in 96 and within six months was running the whole ball of wax …   New idioms dictionary

  • whole ball of wax — idiom. everything; any and everything …   English slang

  • ball of wax — a vaguely specified set of related objects or circumstances will you go to the file safe, please, get the whole ball of wax, and lay it out here New Yorker knows who s having troubles, who s sleeping with who, the whole ball of wax Grover Lewis * …   Useful english dictionary

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