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whole enchiladaAll of something or a group of related things taken in totality.
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whole shebangA building or house and everything in it.
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whole shebangEverything; the entire thing.
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on the wholeFor the most part; apart from some insignificant details.
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on the wholegenerally
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the whole nine yardsAll the way; with everything done completely or thoroughly.
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go the whole hogTo do something as entirely or completely as possible; to reserve or hold back nothing.
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out of whole clothFabricated, fictitious.
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the whole nine yardsAnd everything. Often used, like etc., to finish out a list.
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the whole shooting matchEverything; the entire collection, endeavor, or activity.
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the whole world and his dogEverybody; too many people; a huge crowd.
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anticonstituellementin french, this word is the biggest word in the whole history of french... it means: I Constantly think you are bugging me, back off or you will regret it.
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round upTo the smallest integer that is not less than it, or to some other greater value, especially a whole number of hundreds, thousands, etc.
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round downTo the greatest integer that is not greater than it, or to some other lower value, especially a whole number of hundreds, thousands, etc.
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at largeIn general; as a whole.
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bend somebody's earSorry to bend your ear with the whole story, but I think you ought to know.
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break offTo remove a piece from a whole by breaking or snapping.
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debris fieldAny area, non-dependent of locale, space, or contour, that contains the debris of wreckage, impact, sinking, or other material that once constituted a complete object. Debris fields can be found at the site of air crashes, water vessel sinking, explosions of buildings, collapses, and other events that render a whole entity into components, pieces, or other non-whole items.
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economical with the truthNot telling the whole truth, especially in order to present a false image of a situation; untruthful; lying. Often used with sarcasm or satire.
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first things firstDeal with matters of highest priority first; deal with matters in logical sequence.1922, H. G. Wells, The Secret Places of the Heart, ch.4,"First things first," said Sir Richmond. If we set about getting fuel sanely, if we do it as the deliberate, co-operative act of the whole species, then it follows that we shall look very closely into the use that is being made of it.1999, Frank Pellegrini, "House Republicans Quell Mutiny Over Tax Bounty," Time, 23 Jul.,Judging by the polls
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full whackThe whole amount.
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full-blownThe Whole Enchilada, 'Whole Thing', 'Fully Explained', 'Whole Story
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kit and caboodleEverything entirely, the whole lot.
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lionA large cat, Panthera leo, native to Africa, India and formerly to much of Europe. The term may apply to the species as a whole, to individuals, or to male individuals. It also applies to related species like mountain lions.
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throw dirt enough, and some will stickIf enough allegations are made about someone or something, then even if they are all untrue, people's opinion of the person or thing will be diminished.1759, John Wesley, letter to John Downes, Rector of St. Michael's, Wood Street, read at Wesley Center Online at [1] on 14 Oct 06.I hope...that you are ignorant of the whole affair, and are so bold only because you are blind...And blind enough; so that you blunder on through thick and thin, bespattering all that come in your way, according to the old, laudable maxim, 'Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.'1857, Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays, read at fullbooks.com on 14 Oct 06,But whatever harm a spiteful tongue could do them, he took care should be done. Only throw dirt enough, and some will stick.1864, John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua, Penguin Classics (1994), p. 10,Archbishop Whately used to say
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