Slang definitions & phrases for everything but the kitchen sink
everything but the kitchen sink
: Sunday dinner—salads with an everything-but-the-kitchensink touch
Everything imaginable •First used in such phrases as ''They hit us with everything but the kitchen sink'' (WWII armed forces)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D. Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers. Cite This Source
Idioms and Phrases with everything but the kitchen sink
everything under the sun. Including just about everything, whether appropriate or not. For example, Our new car has every feature—everything but the kitchen sink. This hyperbolic term may date from the early 1900s but only became widespread in the mid-1900s. The variant employs under the sun in the sense of “everything on earth,” a usage dating from about a.d. 1000.