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everything but the kitchen sink

Nearly everything one can reasonably imagine; many different things, often to the point of excess or redundancy. After the bank foreclosed on our house, we had to pack up everything but the kitchen sink into our truck and drive across the state to my mother's house. We were only going to be camping for two nights, but she still insisted on bringing everything but the kitchen sink along with us.
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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

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

You use everything but the kitchen sink to talk about a lot of different objects, many of which are unnecessary. They tend to pack everything but the kitchen sink in rather too many suitcases. Note: Kitchen sink is used in other structures to mean a lot of different objects. Their stores sell everything including the kitchen sink. Note: This expression is used humorously.
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everything but the kitchen sink

everything imaginable. informal, humorous
This expression was identified by Eric Partridge in his Dictionary of Forces' Slang ( 1948 ) as being used in the context of an intense bombardment in which the enemy fired everything they had except the kitchen sink (or including the kitchen sink ).
1965 Ed McBain Doll Brown began searching. ‘Everything in here but the kitchen sink,’ he said.
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everything but/bar the kitchen ˈsink

(informal, humorous) many more things than are necessary: She was only staying for a few days, but she brought everything with her bar the kitchen sink!
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everything but the kitchen sink

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