everything but the kitchen sink


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everything but the kitchen sink

Cliché almost everything one can think of. When Sally went off to college, she took everything but the kitchen sink. John orders everything but the kitchen sink when he goes out to dinner, especially if someone else is paying for it.
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everything but the kitchen sink

almost all that you can imagine of something Here's a website that simply has everything but the kitchen sink.
Etymology: based on the idea that if you brought many things to someone, a kitchen sink is one of the last things you would bring because it is difficult to move
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everything but the kitchen sink

  (humorous)
a lot of different things, many of which you do not need We were only going away for the weekend, but Jack insisted on taking everything but the kitchen sink.
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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 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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everything but the kitchen sink

verb
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