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wax definition

  1. tv.
    to beat or defeat someone; to assault someone. : The muggers waxed the vest and swiped his briefcase.
  2. n.
    a phonograph recording; a substance onto which a recording is put. (Never singular or plural. The oldest recordings were wax cylinders. The nickname survives.) : This is one of the finest pieces of music ever put on wax.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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In addition to the idiom beginning with wax, also see whole ball of wax.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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