Green’s Dictionary of Slang

whole... n.

in combs. meaning everything, the whole lot; as well as combs. below and separate entries, see also under relevant nouns.

In compounds

whole box and dice (Aus.)
[Aus]Bell’s Life in Sydney 27 Mar. 3/3: There were several other cases on the list between the same parties, who had all summoned one another in regular rotation. [...] The Bench dismissed the whole box and dice of them, one after the other.
[Aus]Sydney Mail 16 Apr. 9/5: Two or three saplings held up together on forked stakes is all that’s wanted to range ’em up against, though they might knock down the whole box and dice with a whisker their tale.
[Aus]‘Rolf Boldrewood’ Robbery Under Arms (1922) 61: I put on the whole box and dice of the telegraph business.
[Aus]E.S. Sorenson Quinton’s Rouseabout and other Stories 176: She owned to 23, she was probably 30, and full-breasted and plump as a wonga pigeon. She ‘fetched them,’ sure enough, and nailed the whole box and dice from the jump.
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 28 Nov. 48/1: Decked out in his best, Bill Smith came west, with a load of largish pills, / An’ he told us straight they’d spiflicate all our box an’ dice of ills.
[Aus]X. Herbert Capricornia (1939) 343: ‘What — the construction?’ ‘The whole box and dice.’.
[Aus]N. Pulliam I Travelled a Lonely Land (1957) 230/2: box-’n’-dice – the whole thing, every bit; sometimes a box of tricks.
[Aus] ‘Whisper All Aussie Dict.’ in Kings Cross Whisper (Sydney) xliii 11/2: whole box and dice: Everything thrown in. The full bit.
[NZ]McGill Dict. of Kiwi Sl. 20/1: box, phr. the whole box and dice everything; c.1930.
[Aus]M.B. ‘Chopper’ Read Chopper 4 247: Phonecalls to America, the whole box and dice.
whole caboose (also whole caboosh)(Aus./Irish)
[UK]Farmer & Henley Sl. and Its Analogues.
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 8 Aug. 26: There! The roosters who told you we were spending millions were wrong! The whole caboose cost only £84,500.
[UK]C. Stead Seven Poor Men of Sydney 89: I’m sick of Montague and you and the whole caboosh.
[UK]N. Marsh Final Curtain (1958) 124: ‘What’s he done?’ ‘Handed them the works.’ ‘In what way?’ ‘Left the whole caboosh to the Orrincourt.’.
[Ire]O’Byrne Files: Dublin Sl. Dict. [Internet] Caboosh, the whole n. All, everything, everyone.
whole circus (Aus.)
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 10 Dec. 10/1: The horse is still a noble animal; but it isn’t the whole circus any more. Providing the motorist is willing to spend his tyres like water and take risks, the whirring engine can be hurled across bad country at a speed that makes the hoofed contrivance look silly.
whole enchilada (also full enchilada)
[US]Time 9 Mar. 32/2: El Salvador’s President, Lieutenant Colonel Jose Maria Lemus, 47, will get what Latin American diplomats call the ‘full enchilada’ when he arrives in Washington next week on a twelve-day state visit to the U. S. Ingredients: an airport greeting from President Dwight Eisenhower, quarters at Blair House, a White House dinner party, an address to a joint session of Congress, [etc.].
[US]cartoon by J. Ziegler New Yorker 6 June 39: ‘So this is it,’ he murmured. ‘The whole enchilada.’.
[US]R. Campbell Alice in La-La Land (1999) 206: You could’ve just taken the five, ten million Hindy Reno would’ve squeezed out of Twelvetrees for you. But no, you wanted the whole goddam enchilada.
[US]C. Hiaasen Lucky You 243: I wouldn’t risk blowing the whole enchilada for a few extra bucks.
[US]‘Randy Everhard’ Tattoo of a Naked Lady 40: One more mile and you win the whole enchilada.
[US]J. Stahl Happy Mutant Baby Pills 201: Wannabe gender-flippers who couldn’t afford the full enchilada [...] had to settle for injecting silicone into their cheeks and buttocks.
whole jingbang (also whole gimbang, ...gingbang, ...jimbang) [Scot., ? echoic of people moving]
[US]W. Otter Hist. of My Own Times (1995) 109: In one and a half hours I was done with the whole gimbang.
[UK]Glasgow Herald 18 Aug. 3/3: She considered herself a match for the whole ‘jing-bang’ of the defenders.
[[UK]W. Gregor Banffshire Gloss. n.p.: Jingbang, the whole number ].
[Aus]‘Rolf Boldrewood’ Colonial Reformer III 3: I had an hour’s mighty hard dealing, and bought the whole jimbang right out.
[UK]Eve. Teleg. (Dundee) 27 Nov. 3/6: Yet there are a great many very old people who have broken the whole jing-bang of these rules.
[UK]Coventry Eve. Teleg. 14 Oct. 3/5: A family of Scottish worshippers [...] looked in and saw Tommy [...] he said ‘Come awa’ in, the hale jing-bang o’ ye’.
[UK]‘G.B. Lancaster’ Sons O’ Men 187: Twenty-five galopshus, full-bodies, double chaps. L.A.’s, the whole ging-bang of ’em, I absolutely believe.
[UK]Eve. Teleg. (Dundee) 11 May 2/2: I’m thinking the hail jing-bang o’ them aye have a gey warm place for their minister.
[UK]Post (Lanarks) 25 Sept. 8/2: The whole jing-bang vanished in the night.
[Ire]W.F. Marshall ‘The Hills of Home’ in Livin’ in Drumlister 22: I’d let him keep, while she’s our own, / The whole jingbang outside Tyrone.
[UK]Guardian G2 17 Nov. 5: The Telegraph should boycott the whole jingbang lot of them.
whole route (US)
[US]B. Fisher A. Mutt in Blackbeard Compilation (1977) 4: Give me the whole route.