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whole British & World English

All of; entire

give the show away British & World English

Demonstrate the inadequacies or reveal the truth of something

in whole British & World English

Entirely or fully

whole blood British & World English

Blood drawn directly from the body from which none of the components, such as plasma or platelets, has been removed

whole cloth British & World English

Cloth of the full size as manufactured, as distinguished from a piece cut off for a garment or other item

whole-life British & World English

Relating to or denoting a life insurance policy that pays a specified amount only on the death of the person insured

whole step British & World English

An interval of a (whole) tone

whole-time British & World English

another term for full-time.

as a whole in whole British & World English

As a single unit and not as separate parts; in general

as a whole British & World English

As a single unit and not as separate parts; in general

whole number British & World English

A number without fractions; an integer

on the whole in whole British & World English

Taking everything into account; in general

on the whole British & World English

Taking everything into account; in general

whole language British & World English

A method of teaching children to read at an early age that allows students to select their own reading matter and that emphasizes the use and recognition of words in everyday contexts

whole-tone scale British & World English

A scale consisting entirely of intervals of a tone, with no semitones

the whole schmear in schmear British & World English

Everything possible or available; every aspect of the situation

the whole schmear British & World English

Everything possible or available; every aspect of the situation

go the whole hog in hog British & World English

Do something completely or thoroughly

go the whole hog British & World English

Do something completely or thoroughly

go all the way in way British & World English

Continue a course of action to its conclusion

whole body scan British & World English

A CT scan of the torso, especially one obtained for health screening purposes

the whole enchilada in enchilada British & World English

The whole situation; everything

the whole enchilada British & World English

The whole situation; everything

keep a whole skin in skin British & World English

Escape being wounded or injured

keep a whole skin British & World English

Escape being wounded or injured

out of whole cloth in whole cloth British & World English

With no basis in fact or reality

out of whole cloth British & World English

With no basis in fact or reality

whole life insurance British & World English

Life insurance that pays a benefit on the death of the insured and also accumulates a cash value

a different ball game in ball game British & World English

A situation that is completely different from a previous one

the whole nine yards in whole British & World English

Everything possible or available

the whole nine yards British & World English

Everything possible or available

committee of the whole British & World English

The entire membership of a legislative body when sitting as a committee

a different ball game British & World English

A situation that is completely different from a previous one

give the show away in show British & World English

Demonstrate the inadequacies or reveal the truth of something

go all the way British & World English

Continue a course of action to its conclusion

shebang British & World English

A matter, operation, or set of circumstances

whole tone in tone British & World English

A basic interval in classical Western music, equal to two semitones and separating, for example, the first and second notes of an ordinary scale (such as C and D, or E and F sharp); a major second

wholefood British & World English

Food that has been processed or refined as little as possible and is free from additives or other artificial substances

with all one's heart British & World English

Sincerely; completely

wholegrain British & World English

Made with or containing whole unprocessed grains of something


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