the whole ball of wax

the whole ball of wax

everything She started working on the project in 1999, and within six months she was responsible for the whole ball of wax.
Related vocabulary: the whole bit
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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.
See also: ball, of, wax, whole

the whole ball of wax

n. everything; the whole thing. Well, that just about ruins the whole ball of wax.
See also: ball, of, wax, whole
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we're doing in terms of expectations and conduct; the whole ball of wax.
We've been spoiled by our first two experiences; we're enjoying the whole ball of wax,'' Sharry said.
The gangbuster IKEA proposal -- the whole ball of wax including the contentious cafeteria plan -- could well be the catalyst for larger investment flows into India.
Tony, 100 per cent is everything, the maximum, the grand total, the whole ball of wax, the works, the full monty, the whole shooting match, the whole kit and caboodle, the percentage than which there can be no higher.
So what that means is that they have to take on a certain amount of responsibility that comes with being an extension of the offensive staff and being able to relay the whole ball of wax from the classroom to performing it on the field.
It is a total announcement, the whole ball of wax,'' Leiweke said at a news conference announcing a trip by local officials and business leaders to New York City to seek downtown investments.
That includes a consultation, an exam, and your first adjustment, the whole ball of wax.
Just the whole ball of wax when it comes to things like Aboriginal "self-government" and "sovereignty.
With my UCG background," he said, "editorial quality is the whole ball of wax.
When he first took office, the President recalled, and the Senator talked to him about the loss of Penn Station and the possibilities of using the Farley Building, he grinned, "I got the whole ball of wax, including the names of the people who set the explosives to tear down the building.
By looking only at longer wavelengths, "we may not have seen the whole ball of wax," Martin says.
The alleged incidents included "sodomy, physical abuse on a daily basis, emotional abuse, the whole ball of wax," said former student Michael Watters at a Sept.
I think it would be great if we could find someone who could handle the whole ball of wax, but it's a tough assignment," he says.
In fact, if you've set up an estate to save death taxes, your clients could lose the whole ball of wax before anybody dies.
We're seeing a zero-based reevaluation of the role companies are going to play in these economic security programs, a reevaluation of the whole ball of wax.