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the whole kit and caboodle

All the parts of a group of things. I had a collection I'd been putting together for nearly 25 years, and burglars stole the whole kit and caboodle. John has some awesome camping gear, and he let us borrow the whole kit and caboodle for the weekend.
See also: and, caboodle, kit, whole

kit

1. A kitten. Aw, look at that little kit! What a love!
2. A uniform, especially that worn by Association Football (soccer) players. Primarily heard in UK. Did you see Arsenal's new kits?

get (one's) kit off

To remove one's clothes. Primarily heard in UK. Come on, it's already nine o'clock—get your kit off and hop in the tub before it gets any later!
See also: get, kit, off

kit and caboodle

All the parts of a group of things. The phrase "the whole kit and caboodle" is often used. I had a collection I'd been putting together for nearly 25 years, and burglars stole the whole kit and caboodle. John has some awesome camping gear, and he let us borrow the kit and caboodle for the weekend.
See also: and, caboodle, kit

whole kit and caboodle

Inf. a group of pieces of equipment or belongings. (The word caboodle is used only in this expression.) When I bought Bob's motorhome, I got furniture, refrigerator, and linenthe whole kit and caboodle. The salesman managed to sell John the whole kit and caboodle.
See also: and, caboodle, kit, whole

whole kit and caboodle, the

Everything, every part, as in He packed up all his gear, the whole kit and caboodle, and walked out. This expression is a redundancy, for kit has meant "a collection or group" since the mid-1700s (though this meaning survives only in the full idiom today), and caboodle has been used with the same meaning since the 1840s. In fact caboodle is thought to be a corruption of the phrase kit and boodle, another redundant phrase, since boodle also meant "a collection."
See also: and, kit, whole

the whole caboodle

BRITISH, AMERICAN or

the whole kit and caboodle

BRITISH
If you talk about the whole caboodle or the whole kit and caboodle, you mean the whole of something. You can borrow the tent and equipment — the whole caboodle — if you like. They have financed the whole kit and caboodle. Note: The usual American expression is the whole ball of wax or the whole enchilada. Note: `Caboodle' may come from the Dutch word `boedal', meaning `property'.
See also: caboodle, whole

the whole caboodle (or the whole kit and caboodle)

the whole lot. informal
Caboodle may come from the Dutch word boedel meaning ‘possessions’.
See also: caboodle, whole

get your kit off

take off all your clothes. British informal
See also: get, kit, off

the ˌwhole caˈboodle

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the ˌwhole kit and caˈboodle

everything: I had new clothes, a new hairstyle — the whole caboodle.This idiom originally came from the Dutch word boedel, meaning ‘possessions’.
See also: caboodle, whole

get your ˈkit off

(British English, slang) take your clothes off
See also: get, kit, off

kit and caboodle

(ˈkɪt næ kəˈbudlæ)
n. everything; all parts and property. (Often with whole.) I want you out of here—kit and caboodle—by noon. She moved in to stay, kit and caboodle.
See also: and, caboodle, kit

the (whole) kit and caboodle

Informal
The entire collection or lot.
See also: and, caboodle, kit

kit and caboodle, (the whole)

Everything; all of it. Several writers speculate that caboodle comes from the Dutch boedel, meaning a large quantity, whereas kit has long meant a set of tools or equipment for a specific purpose, such as a tool kit or makeup kit. However, the OED maintains that caboodle is a corruption of kit and boodle, and gives quotations for whole caboodle (1838), kit and cargo (1852), kit and boiling (1859), and finally, the hul kit and boodle (1861). They all meant the same thing—“the lot.”
See also: and, kit

kit and caboodle

The entire thing. A “kit” is a collection of items, such as a tool kit or a sewing kit. “Caboodle,” comes from “boodle,” is a collection of people. This 19th-century phrase was frequently misheard as “kitten caboodle,” causing the mishearer to look around for a young feline.
See also: and, caboodle, kit
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