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Whole ball of wax


Everything. The entirety of a project or endeavor.The term includes all components,all pieces,everything and everyone involved. (Compare  to The Works, Shooting match, Whole enchilada, Whole shebang or Whole  nine yards.)

“After the flood, we had to move everything out of our house, the whole ball of wax.”

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