ball of wax

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noun Informal.
  1. 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.

Origin of ball of wax

First recorded in 1950–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for ball of wax

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