the whole bit

the whole (something) bit

Some element, aspect, or characteristic of someone or something, especially that one dislikes or disapproves of. It was a well paying job, but I could never get used to the whole customer relations bit that went along with it. I know he's talented, but I don't buy the whole starving-artist bit he puts on.
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the whole bit

All the related elements of something. Typically used to indicate that something is or will be done completely or fully, without mentioning all of the specifics. I want a traditional wedding, with the cake, the dress—the whole bit.
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The journal continues, "It is for GOOD (my caps) readers who like satire, and love exceedingly imaginative and clever fantasy." Just like Poetry, the Library Journal idolizes creativity, and only the "good" can appreciate "Wicked." The book now has a cult following with lesson plans and the whole bit.
The project can be improved using a better version of software and run the simulation for the whole bit instead of just on a single cutter.
"This one has been painted and completely restored with an umbrella and the whole bit. It has a new engine, new belts and the busted-up sheet metal parts we remade."
Unless, that is, you insist that the font the trailer uses to display the movie's title is identical to the iconic one used on the cover of Portnoy's Complaint, or that the whole bit about a young Jewish writer taking shelter in the summer home of his older Jewish mentor is basically the plot for The Ghost Writer, or that you can't seriously have Jason Schwartzman play a self-indulged novelist named Philip without evoking the Old Man from New Jersey.
Almost all airlines have 'em, and you can use them to check your flights, gate, seat assignment, frequent flyer miles, the whole bit. Then you'll make your flight with no stress -- and we hope that your in-flight movie is "Noises Off.''
So I believe an incredible victory such as this should be celebrated in a public place: speeches, banners, the whole bit. And I know just the spot - it's a small, open, grassy area at the southwest corner of Highway 126 and 52nd Street in Springfield.
By the way, not only does Dodd-Frank cover a lot of compensation issues, the whole bit of pay for performance, but it also covers a lot of new criteria of what is director independence.
I'm bloated with zits and the whole bit, but I think that people can find it relatable," she said.
Roger and Bailey did the little routine he had taught her--"a series of lifts, tango stuff, kicks, the whole bit"--and, Ashford says, "she was amazing.
So you've got to know the stars' birthdays, how many kids they have, the whole bit."
The whole bit of plastic to pay for stuff thing is one of the greatest ideas ever isn't it?
Thought to be the inspiration behind the legend of Atlantis, this cataclysmic event (earthquakes, tsunamis, lava, the whole bit) will be rendered frighteningly real by licence fee-suckingly expensive CGI, while the huge cast flesh out the human aspect of the tragedy.