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  1. [dated] Describes someone or something of high quality.

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Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2006)

More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Joseph Epstein

all wool and a yard wide A moribund metaphor (see page 21). actual; authentic; earnest; genuine; heartfelt; honest; legitimate; pure; real; sincere; sterling; true; unadulterated; unalloyed; veritable. all work and no ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

pure, real all wool and a yard wide constant, genuine, real, sincere, true(- hearted) all Xtians Christendom ally abettor, accessory, accomplice, assistant, associate, bedfellow, collaborator, colleague, combine, confederate, consort, coworker, ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

all wind and water adjective boastful; not backing up words with action UK, 1961 all wool and a yard wide adjective excellent, reliable US, 1882 alma mater noun a prison where a criminal has served time. From Latin for “fostering mother”; ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

all wind and piss; all wind and water adjective boastful; not backing up words with action UK, 1961 all wool and a yard wide adjective excellent, reliable US, 1882 ¦ Frederic G. Cassidy, Dictionary of American Regional English, Volume 1, p.

Google previewWestern Canadian Dictionary and Phrase Book (1977)

by John Sandilands

All wool and a yard wide, a metaphor implying that an article is of first-class quality and ample measure. Sometimes, also, it is applled to individuals of exceptional ability or sterling character. America, the United States. American (n.) , a native ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang (2003)

by Eric Partridge

all wool and a yard wide . Utterly good and honest ( person): late C.19–20. Ex drapery. allacompain , see ALACOMPAIN. allee samee .

Google previewThe American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition (2013)

by Christine Ammer

all wool and a yard wide Genuine, not fake; of excellent quality; also, honorable. For example, You can count on Nedihe's all wool and a yard wide. This metaphorical term alludes to a length of highly valued ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of American Regionalisms (2000)

by Robert Hendrickson

all wool and a yard wide Dating back at least to the late 19th century, this expression, used in the South and other regions, may have originated during the Civil War, when shoddy cloth made from reprocessed wool and supplied to the Union ...

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