the whole time

noun

Definition of the whole time

1 : since something began : during the entire period of time The police knew the whole time who was guilty.
2 British : at all times : always You can't be right the whole time.
3 British, informal : very often My sisters and I used to fight the whole time.

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“The whole time.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20whole%20time. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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