ball of wax

ball of wax
Date: circa 1953 affair, concern <
the whole ball of wax

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ball of wax — ball′ of wax′ n. sts sl. a situation; state of affairs: That s a whole different ball of wax[/ex] • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • ball of wax — example …   Philosophy dictionary

  • ball of wax — a vaguely specified set of related objects or circumstances will you go to the file safe, please, get the whole ball of wax, and lay it out here New Yorker knows who s having troubles, who s sleeping with who, the whole ball of wax Grover Lewis * …   Useful english dictionary

  • ball of wax — Informal. everything, including all details, parts, etc., relating to a particular matter: He came back from Chicago with the contract for the whole ball of wax. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • ball of wax — n. whole situation; all factors, elements, or aspects of something …   English slang

  • ball of wax example — The example Descartes uses in the second Meditation to show what is essential to bodies. The ball of wax brought near to the fire changes in its sensible properties, but remains the same substance. The only property abiding through all the other… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • whole ball of wax — noun a) the entire or overall plan, concept or action The whole ball of wax will be viewed in 5 minutes. b) everything of a similar or related nature In my opinion the whole ball of wax depends on what shell say …   Wiktionary

  • whole ball of wax — (USA) The whole ball of wax is everything …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • whole ball of wax — n. everything; the whole thing. □ Well, that just about ruins the whole ball of wax. □ Your comments threatened the whole ball of wax, that’s what …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • (the) whole ball of wax — the whole ball of ˈwax idiom (NAmE, informal) the whole thing; everything • I panicked, I cried the whole ball of wax. Main entry: ↑ball …   Useful english dictionary

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