An unspecified set of items or circumstances.
The whole ball of wax.
di Gustavo Caetano 03 gennaio 2006
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A haphazard jumble of related issues or items brought together all at once, in the manner of rolling around a sticky ball of wax to collect small bits of assorted debris
"We only wanted a plane ticket, but the travel agent wanted to sell us the whole ball of wax."
di Betsy Tea 09 agosto 2012