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the whole nine yardsAll the way; with everything done completely or thoroughly.Rate it:

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as a wholeConsidered all togetherRate it:

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go the whole hogTo do something as entirely or completely as possible; to reserve or hold back nothing.Rate it:

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on the wholegenerallyRate it:

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on the wholeFor the most part; apart from some insignificant details.Rate it:

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out of whole clothFabricated, fictitious.Rate it:

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the whole nine yardsAnd everything. Often used, like etc., to finish out a list.Rate it:

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the whole shooting matchEverything; the entire collection, endeavor, or activity.Rate it:

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the whole world and his dogEverybody; too many people; a huge crowd.Rate it:

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whole ball of waxThe entire or overall plan, concept or action.Rate it:

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whole ball of waxEverything of a similar or related nature; everything necessary for a particular purpose.Rate it:

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whole clothA newly made textile which has not yet been cut.Rate it:

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whole clothThe fictitious material from which complete fabrications, lies with no basis in truth, are made.Rate it:

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whole clothSomething made completely new, with no history, and not based on anything else.Rate it:

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whole clothin full extent, wholesale, entirely, without changes or additionsRate it:

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whole enchiladaAll of something or a group of related things taken in totality.Rate it:

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whole shebangA building or house and everything in it.Rate it:

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whole shebangEverything; the entire thing.Rate it:

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whole shooting matchEverything; the entire collection, endeavor, or activity.Rate it:

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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.Rate 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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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at largeIn general; as a whole.Rate it:

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bend somebody's earSorry to bend your ear with the whole story, but I think you ought to know.Rate it:

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break offTo remove a piece from a whole by breaking or snapping.Rate it:

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buy upTo buy the whole of, the totality of something.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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 pollsRate it:

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from A to izzardFrom beginning to end; thoroughly; covering the whole range or scope.Rate it:

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full whackThe whole amount.Rate it:

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full-blownThe Whole Enchilada, 'Whole Thing', 'Fully Explained', 'Whole StoryRate it:

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gong showAn event that was a disaster, often in a way that is fun or memorable. (e.g. "Last night, we all went drinking, and the whole thing turned into a total gong show.") Or, an initially serious event that went completely out of control (e.g. "That biology class was a gong show")Rate it:

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kit and caboodleEverything entirely, the whole lot.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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run of playA passage of play; a series of consecutive moments, considered as a whole.Rate it:

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rye seedCaraway seed, used whole as a flavoring in the best-known type of rye bread- often mistakenly assumed to be the rye itself.Rate it:

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tail wagging the dogA minor or secondary part of something controlling the whole.Rate it:

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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 Rate it:

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Wall Street American financial markets, financial institutions as a whole, or by extension, big-business interests.Rate it:

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