Posted by Brian from Shawnee on July 08, 2006
In Reply to: "Total package" posted by siliq on July 07, 2006
: "total package"
: appears in sentences such like:
: He is the total package.
: She is a great kid, total package
"Total package" means a group of qualities you would want in a person. If you're talking about a ballplayer it means he can hit for average and power, run, field, and throw. If you're talking about a girlfriend it means she's pretty, doesn't care how much money you make, and doesn't mind when you watch sports.
"Total package" may come from the retail industry where you can buy a "package" of goods such as a living room set or a home entertainment system that includes everything the reasonable consumer would want.