People sometime talk about things that are complicated, annoying, or difficult with the phrase "that whole ___":
I don't know anything about that whole mess. I just let my accountant take care of it.
What ever happened to that whole "Occupy Wall Street" business that people were talking about so much a few months ago?
Sometimes when English speakers say "that whole ___", they wave their hands in the air in a pushing or sweeping motion away from themselves.