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everything but the kitchen sink

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everything but the kitchen sink

adjective phrase

: Sunday dinner—salads with an everything-but-the-kitchensink touch

noun phrase

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.
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Idioms and Phrases with everything but the kitchen sink

everything but the kitchen sink

Also, 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.
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