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the whole schmear

All the related elements of something; something in its entirety. Typically used to indicate that something is or will be done completely or fully, without mentioning all of the specifics. I want a traditional wedding, with the cake, the dress—the whole schmear. Our customers can expect the whole schmear—first-class flights, four-star accommodation, and the best restaurants in the entire city.
See also: schmear, whole

smear (something) on(to) (something)

To spread or daub some substance on(to someone or something). I came into the kitchen and saw our toddler smearing chocolate on the walls. The warrior smeared war paint on his face to intimidate his foes.
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smear (someone or something) with (something)

1. To spread or daub some substance onto someone or something. I came into the kitchen and saw that our toddler had smeared the walls with chocolate. The leader smeared the warriors with paint to intimidate their foes.
2. To damage or attempt to ruin someone's or something's reputation through the perpetuation of claims or rumors about their failures or faults, whether these are true, exaggerated, or falsified. The president's reelection campaign has already begun smearing her opponent. The company argued that its competition had been trying to smear their reputation with false claims about using sweatshop labor in their manufacturing process.
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smear campaign

A concentrated and prolonged effort to damage or ruin someone's or some group's reputation through the perpetuation of claims about their failures or faults, whether these are true, exaggerated, or falsified. Generally as a means of persuading a large number of people against him, her, or them, especially in a political election. Primarily heard in US. The local sheriff's slim lead heading into the election quickly evaporated after a vicious smear campaign began targeting his former substance abuse. I think we need to start a smear campaign to slow down the competitor's growth in the market, but no one can know that it's coming from us!
See also: campaign, smear

smear campaign (against someone)

a campaign aimed at damaging someone's reputation by making accusations and spreading rumors. The politician's opponents are engaging in a smear campaign against him. Jack started a smear campaign against Tom so that Tom wouldn't get the manager's job.
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smear someone or something with something

 
1. to spread or rub someone or something with some substance. Bitty smeared Bobby with mud and made him very angry. You should smear that burn with lotion. He smeared himself with grease and ruined his shirt.
2. to damage the reputation of someone or something by spreading serious charges or rumors. He smeared his opponent with all sorts of charges. The speaker smeared the entire city with his criticism.
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smear something on(to) someone or something

 and smear something on
to spread or rub something onto someone or something. Judy asked Jeff to smear the sun lotion onto her, and he was very happy to do so. she smeared on the lotion. Jane smeared a little on.
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smear campaign

An attempt to ruin a reputation by slander or vilification, as in This press agent is well known for starting smear campaigns against her clients' major competitors . This phrase was first recorded in 1938 and uses smear in the sense of "an attempt to discredit" or "slander."
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the whole schmear

everything possible or available; every aspect of something. North American informal
Schmear (also spelled schmeer , shmear , or shmeer ) means ‘bribery’ or ‘flattery’, and comes from the Yiddish verb schmirn meaning ‘grease’ or ‘flatter’.
1970 Lawrence Sanders The Anderson Tapes I want a complete list…Any thing and everything…The whole shmear.
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smear

tv. to defeat someone; to outscore someone. They said they would smear us, but we smeared them.

smeared

mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. I feel sort of smeared. Maybe I should have drunk less.
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the whole schmear

(...ʃmɪr)
n. the entire amount; the entire affair. (Based on Yiddish.) I’ll take a hamburger with everything on it—the whole schmear.
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Semi-automated smear preparation units are designed to provide an improved method of preparing peripheral blood films using the push or wedge technique.
A total of 228 cases of microbiologically confirmed or clinically diagnosed PTB were encountered during the study period, of which 179 cases were new cases of clinically diagnosed PTB with negative sputum smear and 49 were retreatment PTB cases.
A straightforward change to the public health message women receive that focuses less on sexual activity and more on the long-term health benefits of Pap smear testing may improve health overall and help reduce differences by sexual orientation," said study co-author Alexa Solazzo, a graduate student in the Department of Sociology at Rice University, in a news release.
Tzanck smear is a quick and valuable tool in the diagnosis of patients suffering from varicella.
Patients of smear positive tuberculosis have significantly higher serum CRP levels as compared to smear negative patients.
4-6 Despite these facts, culture remains the gold standard for TB diagnosis as it is the most reliable tool to detect bacilli in smear negative patients which are critical to diagnose and treat.
In case of any discrepancy in smear reading, senior author's decision was considered final.
The time of sputum smear conversion was recorded for each patient considering the treatment initiation time.
I think it will help if I describe how smear test results are divided into three categories.
The sputa of sputum smear negative cases were inoculated on Lowenstein-Jensen medium culture medium to isolate the organism and correlate the culture positivity and negativity in smear negative cases.
If you have any or all of these it is very important to see your doctor, even if your smear test is not due.
Objective: To find out the frequency of precancerous cervical lesions by doing Pap smear.