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ball of wax

noun, Informal.
1.
everything, including all details, parts, etc., relating to a particular matter:
He came back from Chicago with the contract for the whole ball of wax.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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Examples from the web for ball of wax
  • Greatness, on the other hand, is a whole other ball of wax.
  • Those common-sense exceptions are the whole ball of wax.
  • Government, on the other hand, is a whole different ball of wax.
  • The whole ball of wax does not have to be transferred.
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ball of wax

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the whole ball of wax


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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