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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"The trouble is that the BBC is run by women and it shows soap operas, cooking, quizzes and kitchen-sink plays."
And the tone shifts back and forth from Mike Leigh-inspired kitchen-sink drama to upper-crust BBC soap opera.
Yet for truly rudderless, kitchen-sink hysteria, drunk on its own unassailable righteousness, it's hard to beat James Garbarino and Claire Bedard's Parents UnderSiege: Why You Are the Solution, Not the Problem, in Your Child's Life.
Our on-set spy says: "Charlotte's totally outdone Jadene Bircham, Heather Swan and the rest with this and there's a lot of bitching going on." Talk about a kitchen-sink drama!
Call it kitchen-sink electronica: New Yorker Reuben's debut is an unpredictable collage of samples and real instruments that's urban and elemental at the same time.
CRITICS of Labour MP Sion Simon's spoof of the David Cameron kitchen-sink video should chill out a little.
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.
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