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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 play makes Jack a dull boy A popular prescription (see page 23).

Google previewMcGraw-Hill's Super-Mini American Idioms Dictionary, 2e (2007)

by Richard A. Spears

all wool and a yard wide Fig. trustworthy and genuinely good.

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 of the United States. American (adj.), something pertaining to the United States. Americanism, a phrase or word peculiar to the United States. American ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

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, friend, helper, helpmate, join, leaguer, partner, side-kick, supporter, unify, unite alma mater college, school, university almanac annals, annual, calendar, chronology, clock, ephemeris, register, registry, timekeeper, timer, yearbook almandine garnet, ...

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