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If a person does not wholly or in full measure carry out their tasks they are not putting in a full effort. They could do better.

The word "wholly" is from the word "whole". The person is not using the whole of his talents to do the job.

"In full measure" is probably associated with the idea of buying commodities such as liquids, grain, flour, spices, wine) which were measured by using vessels (earthenware, metal) which would hold just the correct amount if they were filled to the very top. You did not receive full measure if the measuring vessel was not completely filled.

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