|whup your ass
||defeat you badly, win decisively, wipe you
||On the chessboard you can defeat Gilles, but on the racetrack
he'll whup your ass!
|why in the name of...
||why, why in the world
||I want to know why in the name of heaven she bought that gun.
|why in the world
||why, why is it? for the life of me
||Why in the world would anyone want to live in the desert?
||exciting, terrific, cool
||"Wicked!" Dawn said when she saw my haircut. "It looks great."
||fully awake, alert
||After the bear stuck his head in our tent, I was wide awake.
||exciting, awesome, rad
||"Do you like my new shirt?" "Ya, man. It's wild."
||like a lot, crazy about, mad about
||I'm just wild about Harry, but he doesn't care about me.
|wild and woolly
||uncivilized, like an animal
||When cowboys are on the range, they become wild and woolly.
|wild goose chase
||(See a wild goose chase)
||whether you want it or not, without choice
||I continue to receive junk mail - willy-nilly - like it or not!