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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Definitions for holus-bolus

  1. All at once; altogether.

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Citations for holus-bolus
He advised her to make plans and stick to them, rather than letting things happen holus bolus. Carol Windley, Home Schooling: Stories
About midnight it crashed over the edge, holus bolus, into the sea a couple of hundred feet below. Vernon Knowles, The Street of Queer Houses and Other Tales
Origin of holus-bolus
Holus-bolus comes from a mock-Latin rhyming compound based on the phrase "whole bolus."