kitchen-sink


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kitchen-sink

Showing or pertaining to the lives of common, everyday people. (Always used before a noun.) You can see that people are becoming less interested in kitchen-sink television, wanting something more thrilling or fantastical. I've tried my hand at writing science fiction, but kitchen-sink novels seem to be the only thing I'm good at.
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IS it me, or did the Millers' kitchen-sink christening of baby Aleesha have overtones of Rosemary's Baby?
It's not your kitchen-sink drama and not for all ages or stomachs.
The same actors play figures from the Faust legend (folk-pop singer Suzzy Roche makes a delicious devil) as well as characters from Olga's in a style closer to dance than to kitchen-sink drama.
The movie's clumsily executed kitchen-sink approach to comedy also features flying dogs, flatulent bulls, zany romps down an airport baggage chute and a fleet of monster trucks that are handled so ineptly that even Daisy Duke and Boss Hogg would lose interest.
It's like these lions of Brit rock can't help tossing off ear candy, though sometimes, as on the anthemic opening ``Make It Happen,'' they sound like they've taken the kitchen-sink approach.
Celebrated for his affectionate but biting depictions of downwardly mobile Brits struggling to survive the Thatcher-Major years, Leigh's forte is contemporary kitchen-sink realism couched in a distinctively personal comic syntax.
Head On,'' an overheated domestic drama about the frustrations of a closeted gay Greek-Australian who lives with his straitlaced immigrant family, strains so desperately for a tragic kitchen-sink realism that in several crucial scenes the movie loses its grip and escalates into strident melodrama.
Kern's overwrought dialogue has the hammy desperation of kitchen-sink realism trumped up for a play-writing exercise.
Credit the smart, rambunctious voice of this young British playwright who distills farce, gallows humor and kitchen-sink realism into a 100-proof theatrical highball.
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