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the whole schmear

Something in its entirety, including every related or expected element or detail. I want a traditional wedding, with the cake, the dress—the whole schmear. Our customers can expect the whole schmear from our travel packages—first-class flights, four-star accommodation, and the best restaurants in the entire city.
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the whole schmear

everything possible or available; every aspect of something. North American informal
Schmear (also spelled schmeer , shmear , or shmeer ) means ‘bribery’ or ‘flattery’, and comes from the Yiddish verb schmirn meaning ‘grease’ or ‘flatter’.
1970 Lawrence Sanders The Anderson Tapes I want a complete list…Any thing and everything…The whole shmear.
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the whole schmear

(...ʃmɪr)
n. the entire amount; the entire affair. (Based on Yiddish.) I’ll take a hamburger with everything on it—the whole schmear.
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whole schmear

The entirety of something; everything.
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The problem is that margins are as thin as a shmear of cream cheese, and supermarket bakeries are turning out batches daily and undercutting traditional bagel bakers on price.
Most bagels hover around 300 calories, though each two-tablespoon shmear of cream cheese tacks on another 100.
(Isn't it amazing what a shmear of tomato sauce can do?)
shmear of cream cheese at Starbucks (or the 150 calories in Dunkin' Donuts' 3 Tbs.
Sandwiches are no longer a shmear of tuna or egg salad on two thin slices of bread that people used to buy at the local lunch counter.
Or try a light shmear of peanut butter with a slice of banana, or a slice of pear and a smidgen of Swiss cheese.
Bottom line: keep it to one shmear. The information for this article was compiled by Danielle Weinberg, with help from Heather Jones.