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whole shebang

everything; the whole thing. Mary's all set to give a fancy dinner party. She's got a fine tablecloth, good crystal, and silverware, the whole shebang. How much do you want for the whole shebang?
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the whole shebang

(spoken)
all of something, including everything connected with it the whole nine yards We've got offices all over the world, and we're tying the whole shebang together with a high-speed computer network. Anderson has explored the black experience in America's intellectual, cultural, and political life - the whole shebang.
See also: shebang, whole

the whole shebang

  (informal)
the whole of something, including everything that is connected with it The party's next week but my parents are organizing the whole shebang.
See also: shebang, whole

whole ball of wax, the

Also, the whole enchilada or shooting match or shebang . Everything, all the elements, the entire affair. For example, The union demanded higher wages, a pension plan, job security-the whole ball of wax, or The contract includes paperback rights, film rights, electronic media-the whole enchilada, or She lost her job, her pension, her health-care coverage, the whole shooting match. Not all the allusions in these slangy terms are clear. Ball of wax may refer to a 17th-century English legal practice whereby land was divided among heirs by covering scraps of paper representing portions of land with wax, rolling each into a ball, and drawing the balls from a hat. An enchilada combines several foods inside a tortilla; a shooting match denotes a shooting competition; and a shebang is a rude hut or shelter. The first two of these slangy terms date from the second half of the 1900s, the last two from the late 1800s. For synonyms, see whole kit and caboodle; whole megillah.
See also: ball, of, whole

whole shebang

Also, whole shooting match. See whole ball of wax.
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the whole shebang

and the whole shooting match (...ʃəˈbæŋ)
n. the whole affair; everything and everyone. (Folksy.) The whole shebang is just about washed up. The boss put an end to the whole shooting match.
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