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whole thing

This page is about the collocation whole thing

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

the entire thing, or all of something

For example

  • The plan's not working, so let's just forget the whole thing.

  • That was a huge cake. You didn't eat the whole thing, did you?

Quick Quiz

I went to see the game, but I missed the whole thing. I

a. didn't see all of it

b. didn't see any of it

c. didn't see the first part

Contributor: Matt Errey