all wool and a yard wide

{adj. phr.} Of fine character; especially, very generous and kind-hearted. * /He's a wonderful brother - all wool and a yard wide./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • all wool and a yard wide — {adj. phr.} Of fine character; especially, very generous and kind hearted. * /He s a wonderful brother all wool and a yard wide./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all\ wool\ and\ a\ yard\ wide — adj. phr. Of fine character; especially, very generous and kind hearted. He s a wonderful brother all wool and a yard wide …   Словарь американских идиом

  • all wool and a yard wide — phrasal : marked by superior quality, genuineness, or ingenuousness …   Useful english dictionary

  • wool — [wool] n. [ME wolle < OE wull, akin to Ger wolle < IE base * wel , hair, wool, grass > L villus, shaggy hair, vellus, fleece, lana, wool, Gr lēnos, wool] 1. a) the soft, curly or crisp hair of sheep b) the hair of some other animals, as… …   English World dictionary

  • wool — woollike, adj. /wool/, n. 1. the fine, soft, curly hair that forms the fleece of sheep and certain other animals, characterized by minute, overlapping surface scales that give it its felting property. 2. fabrics and garments of such wool. 3. yarn …   Universalium

  • wool — /wʊl / (say wool) noun 1. the fine, soft, curly hair, characterised by minute, overlapping surface scales, to which its felting property is mainly due, that forms the fleece of sheep and certain other animals, that of sheep constituting one of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • wool — n 1. fleece; yarn. 2. all wool and a yard wide genuine, sincere, real, true, truehearted; faithful, constant, true blue, Inf. trusty; good, excellent. 3. dyed in the wool inveterate, confirmed, inured, hardened, hard core, die hard. 4. pull the… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • wool — See: ALL WOOL AND A YARD WIDE, PULL THE WOOL OVER ONE S EYES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wool — See: all wool and a yard wide, pull the wool over one s eyes …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Wool — is the fiber derived from the specialized skin cells, called follicles, [Australian Wool Corporation, Australian Wool Classing, Raw Wool Services, 1990] of animals in the Caprinae family, principally sheep, but the hair of certain species of… …   Wikipedia


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