the whole caboodle

the whole kit and caboodle

All the parts of a group of things. 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 whole kit and caboodle for the weekend.
See also: and, caboodle, kit, whole
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

whole kit and caboodle

Inf. a group of pieces of equipment or belongings. (The word caboodle is used only in this expression.) When I bought Bob's motorhome, I got furniture, refrigerator, and linenthe whole kit and caboodle. The salesman managed to sell John the whole kit and caboodle.
See also: and, caboodle, kit, whole
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

the whole caboodle


the whole kit and caboodle

If you talk about the whole caboodle or the whole kit and caboodle, you mean the whole of something. You can borrow the tent and equipment — the whole caboodle — if you like. They have financed the whole kit and caboodle. Note: The usual American expression is the whole ball of wax or the whole enchilada. Note: `Caboodle' may come from the Dutch word `boedal', meaning `property'.
See also: caboodle, whole
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

the whole caboodle (or the whole kit and caboodle)

the whole lot. informal
Caboodle may come from the Dutch word boedel meaning ‘possessions’.
See also: caboodle, whole
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

the ˌwhole caˈboodle


the ˌwhole kit and caˈboodle

everything: I had new clothes, a new hairstyle — the whole caboodle.This idiom originally came from the Dutch word boedel, meaning ‘possessions’.
See also: caboodle, whole
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References in classic literature ?
"I'm going to do two things: first, weigh my sack; and second, bet it that after you-all have lifted clean from the floor all the sacks of flour you-all are able, I'll put on two more sacks and lift the whole caboodle clean."
This family day out will see the whole caboodle brought together with a range of stalls, displays and a sandcastle-building competition, while on the water there will be raft races and more, too.
The festival runs from 12 noon each day with live music each day, starting on the Saturday with The Whole Caboodle and The Delray Rockets.
Many is the morning while searching out a cup of tea or a mouthful of cat treats we have grazed limbs on protruding spokes or oily chains before the whole caboodle crashes to the floor.
) of the official delegation only ndash not the whole caboodle. A state visit is usually highlighted by a more pompous welcome, a state diner, sometimes a chance to deliver before the legislature not a rambling recitation, but a stately address as that one by then President Cory Aquino that elicited a standing ovation and prolonged applause in the US Congress.
"So one day Fred Starkey came down, he is 80-years-old, and told me how he had done two wing walks, the whole caboodle, loop-theloops, the lot.
His place has now been taken by Sangha, who I believe - fully fit and primed - can win the whole caboodle.
taken pride putting the screen region on Now the whole caboodle has moved north to Morpeth where executive producer Jonathan Phillips has taken up temporary residence and the old fire station is crawling with BBC folk.
Taiwan made the parts, then decided to make the whole caboodle. In the early 1990s, the company began to concentrate on portable computers, then switched its focus towards communication.
Edmundo Pangilinan are representatives of the whole caboodle, it shows that our military leaders lack common sense, a trait leaders should have.
Drench the pot, allow to drain and put the whole caboodle in a bright place, though out of direct sunlight.
Look at the number of times witnesses fail to turn up in courts or judgments are deferred again and again, so invoking the costly process of the whole caboodle turning up again in a few weeks' time.
Rumour has it that a Nexus 10 2 follow-up announcement is due any time now and a lot of speculations have already been going around about what specs the device will offer and who will put the whole caboodle together.
If it was within my power, the whole caboodle would be cancelled.