whole package (plural whole packages)
- (usually with the) All the elements constituting a whole or occurring as a unit.
2003, Ronald Beiner, Liberalism, nationalism, citizenship: essays on the problem of political community, ISBN 0774809876:
- What MacIntyre therefore rejects is the whole package, namely a growth economy managed by the state, with occasional corrections with welfare, and so on.
- (usually with the) Something or someone that possesses a full set of relevant characteristics, usually desirable ones.
(Can we date this quote?) C. Colston Burrell, Judith Knott Tyler, Hellebores: a comprehensive guide, ISBN 0881927651, page 17:
- For us, they are the whole package—fantastic foliage, precocious bloom, and beautiful flowers. In short, elegant simplicity.