the whole bit

the whole bit

all of something, including everything connected with it When I have a meeting I wear a suit and tie and the whole bit, but otherwise, it's old jeans and a T-shirt.
Related vocabulary: the whole ball of wax
See also: bit, whole

the whole bit

  (American informal)
the whole of something, including everything that is connected with it And what a night it was - moonlight, wine, good food, soft music - the whole bit.
See also: bit, whole
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Contradictions aside, this shit rocks in a late-'70s punk way--loud guitars, the whole bit, and it's great.
He's the one who recommended them as our attorney and the whole bit, and yet, now that the opinion isn't the one he wants, you hear him" denounce the firm, he said.
I absolutely loved it - dressing people in beautiful clothes and the shoes, the handbag, the whole bit.
I had my skinhead, my Crombie coat, my boots and my umbrella, my Clockwork Orange bowler and my one false eyelash, the whole bit.
I am going to have to make surprise visits, and the whole bit.
This could turn into a legal battle where it goes to court and the whole bit.
Phil is a friend of mine, and we did this thing that's totally outrageous and fun: a beat poet version of `The Night Before Christmas,' with bongos and the whole bit.
This is none of my business, and I don't care what he does to himself, but he has tattooed a big heart on Greta's rear end - arrows, initials, his and hers, the whole bit.
Almost all airlines have 'em, and you can use them to check your flights, gate, seat assignment, frequent flyer miles, the whole bit.
I'm bloated with zits and the whole bit, but I think that people can find it relatable," she said.
So you've got to know the stars' birthdays, how many kids they have, the whole bit.
The whole bit of plastic to pay for stuff thing is one of the greatest ideas ever isn't it?
From the background, to his (academic) transcripts, to his graduation, to graduate school - the whole bit.
The Scottish government should be buying clubs strips and providing pitches and doing the whole bit.
We end up having to teach them how to drive, get a license, take care of their laundry, the whole bit.