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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Some suppliers are going for the whole ball of wax; NVIDIA[R], for example, is looking to expand beyond their dominant position in data-center GPUs with automotive-centric platforms such as the DRIVE AGX Pegasus[TM].
Up close, it's a whole different ball of wax.<br />"It's like comparing apples to meat," said Tim Nichols, owner of Bloomington-based Lifestyle Communities.
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. But something is going on in the White House that the president does not like and we're going to fix it," he added.
"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."
According to (http://www.nature.com/news/laser-beam-makes-flies-flirt-1.14794) Nature , the scientists were able to make a housefly "court" a ball of wax in a controlled environment in their experiment using a laser.
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.
"It's about the whole ball of wax: recognizing First Nations as a third layer of government in Canada," he explained.
"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.