kitchen-sink approach

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kitchen-sink approach

An approach to something that involves many different things, often to the point of excess or redundancy. An allusion to the phrase "everything but the kitchen sink," meaning nearly everything one can reasonably imagine. If this launch fails, we'll go bankrupt, so we need to take a kitchen-sink approach when we troubleshoot the app before it goes live. The politician has taken a kitchen-sink approach to her election campaign, promising to fix every political issue under the sun.
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