the whole ball of wax

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - the whole ball of wax

"the whole ball of wax"

the entire amount;

everything, as far as possible


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - the whole ball of wax

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  How was the office party? I hear it was really good after record setting third-quarter profits.

Colleague 2:  It was amazing. Management went for the whole ball of wax. There was an open bar, a live band and a seven-course gourmet meal. There was an amusement and games area set up for the children. Oh, and everyone received a luxury gift at the end of the evening.

Colleague 1:  I am sorry I missed it.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - the whole ball of wax

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  That has got to be the coolest gadget I have ever seen.

Friend 2:  It has everything. There’s a built-in blender for smoothies, a Bluetooth outdoor speaker, ruggedized wheels, a USB charger, LED light, bottle opener, four plates, a knife, removable cutting board, and a tie-down bungee cord to attach blankets and other gear to the lid.

Friend 1:  It's got the whole ball of wax for outdoor entertaining.

the whole ball of wax - Usage:


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the whole ball of wax - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for the whole ball of wax.

the whole ball of wax - Examples:

1)  Men now wear skirts, dresses, lipstick, and the whole ball of wax of makeup. 

2)  ... being in stable relationships, less and less of us are going for the whole ball of wax and making the official commitment by marrying.

3)  ... they can from men -- including money, apartments, cars, the whole ball of wax if possible.

4)  ... and entrepreneur support, investment attraction, retention and expansion - the whole ball of wax of grand planning and dream-making.

5)  ... to assemble a strong defense -- evidence, witnesses, loopholes, the whole ball of wax -- and bolstered by a strong opening statement from ...

6)  Do a deep clean with dusting, scrubbing, and the whole ball of wax.

7)  ... to have a complete physical - blood tests, stress tests, the whole ball of wax.

8)  ... a desert, with scrubby sagebrush, cacti, rattlesnakes, and the whole ball of wax.

9)  ... of political experience they have had the commitment and courage to stay for the whole ball of wax and insist the dodgy legislation is not good enough and blocked them.

10)  I mean, blurred vision, headaches, nausea, the whole ball of wax.

11)  ... got phone calls, press kits, visits from PR people, the whole ball of wax.

12)  ... US will not tolerate Chinese aggression, and is prepared to go for the whole ball of wax if necessary.

13)  ... really was the classic geek. I had braces, glasses... the whole ball of wax.

14)  Of course, you have to go for the whole ball of wax to look good, but you do not want to look contrived.

15)  ... love having people over for dinner. I go for the whole ball of wax with side dishes and everything. 

16)  ... software, LTE connectivity, 8 GB native storage, microSD, the whole ball of wax.

17)  This spurred her to go for the whole ball of wax and today she is baking, cooking and trying out new recipes.

18)  ... bad shape and getting worse: roadways, railways, waterways, the whole ball of wax. The problems are endless.

19)  ... went for the whole ball of wax on the funeral. All businesses and offices closed, and flags flew at half-mast ...

20)  ... professors, labs, student services, lounges, residences -- the whole ball of wax.