On the Whole

Meaning of Idiom ‘On the Whole’ On the whole means generally, considering everything. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. See synonyms: By and Large For the Most Part Examples Of use “Well, the morning didn’t start well but on the … Read more

Whole New Ball Game, a

Also: A different ball game Meaning of Idiom ‘A Whole New Ballgame’ A whole new ball game is a completely changed situation or set of circumstances. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more

Cut Out of Whole Cloth

Also: Made out of Whole Cloth Used as an idiom since the 1800’s. Meaning of ‘Cut out of Whole Cloth’ Idiom When something is cut out of whole cloth it is completely made up or invented. In other words, this idiom refers to total fabrication or complete fiction. Usage Often used as “made out of whole cloth” … Read more