kit and caboodle


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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

the (whole) kit and caboodle

Informal
The entire collection or lot.
See also: and, caboodle, kit
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Endangered Phrases by Steven D. Price Copyright © 2011 by Steven D. Price
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"The whole kit and caboodle" beats "$500 trillion" any day of the week.
Let me try to provide some kind of yardstick by saying that in every way (production, staging, dancing, the whole kit and caboodle) this is superior, for example, to The Sleeping Beauty as given by the Stuttgart Ballet or the English National Ballet, companies with major international reputations.
the whole kit and caboodle, all the persons or things concerned." (Random House Webster's College.)
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The way she's acting tonight, it looks like she wants the whole kit and caboodle - the husband, the kids, the little house on Coronation Street, weekends in the Isle Of Man, and a lifetime's supply of brisket.
But at a standard Saturday meeting, the bulk of the crowd will consist of occasional racegoers who are also occasional football spectators and occasional cricket spectators etc, and while it's not feasible to have a big screen at Old Trafford or Lord's showing the 4.25 from Haydock Park, racing's stop-start nature lends itself perfectly to combining the whole kit and caboodle without detracting from the on-course experience.
The under-$200 price of the whole kit and caboodle is a good deal!
Funky Fries, frozen fried that come in wild colors, wacky shapes and fun flavors, will intrigue and delight the whole kit and caboodle. Varieties include Cinna-Stiks, cinnamon and sugar potatoes for breakfast or snack time; Cocoa Crispers, cocoa-y potatoes for chocoholics; Kool Blue, crispy, seasoned fries in a radical blue hue; Crunchy Rings, crunchy cylindrical shapes with a hole in the middle; and Sour Cream & Jive, seasoned with sour cream and chive flavoring.
But it also serves as an inspiration to entrepreneurs everywhere, by demonstrating that the course of a corporate empire can be mapped out without the assistance of lawyers, investment bankers, and even secretaries - that the whole kit and caboodle can be captured on a flimsy cocktail napkin.
The good news is you don't have to pay a king's ransom for all the kit and caboodle you need for your precious bundle.