everything but the kitchen sink

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everything from soup to nuts definition


and everything from A to Z; everything but the kitchen sink
  1. n.
    everything imaginable. (Colloquial.) : I have everything from soup to nuts in my briefcase. , He brought everything but the kitchen sink.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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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 featureeverything 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.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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