ball of wax

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ball of wax

n. Slang
An unspecified set of items or circumstances: went shopping, had dinner, saw a play—the whole ball of wax.

ball′ of wax′


n.
Slang. a situation; state of affairs: That's a whole different ball of wax.
[1950–55]
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She said: "I write, do theatre, radio, TV, I'm one of those people who does the whole entertainment ball of wax.
I'm not going to be able to stop the leaks in the intergovernmental agencies and all that other stuff, that's a different ball of wax.
You are put in front of people and they are not actually paying to come to see you so it is a totally different ball of wax, you have to win over a sceptical audience.
we're doing in terms of expectations and conduct; the whole ball of wax.
Scientists at the Dickson's lab have developed a system called fly mind-altering device, allowing them to control the mating behavior of houseflies and letting a fly "fall in love" with a ball of wax.
Washington, March 4 ( ANI ): Scientists have used a laser beam to alter a fly's behavior and make it mate with just about anything - even a ball of wax.
We've been spoiled by our first two experiences; we're enjoying the whole ball of wax,'' Sharry said.
It is also an American expression that has the same meaning as these expressions which you may already be familiar with: "the whole nine yards," "the whole shooting match," "the whole megillah" and "the whole ball of wax.
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.
But he has rolled all this, and more, into one big, messy contradictory ball of wax and pushed it to extremes in ways that regularly drive people nuts.
This piece is restricted to buying spaniels in the United States, by the way; buying from outside the country is an entirely different ball of wax.
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.