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

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

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

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

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
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.
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.
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If it was within my power, the whole caboodle would be cancelled.
They also ensure they are fully kitted out with the whole caboodle of equipment young children need: highchairs, cots, booster seats, potties, changing mats, blender, sterilisers, plastic plates and cups .
The whole caboodle then moved to Newcastle, lured by a contribution from Northern Film & Media towards the total budget, which Lisa Marie Russo asserted was "under pounds 500,000".
Remember when old Bowser cost you the only birds you saw that morning, when he moved up and flushed the whole caboodle before you were in position to shoot?
Victor Chandler was the trailblazer, first dipping his toe in the water in 1997 and moving the whole caboodle a couple of years later.
But Flavin, who is starring in Singin' in the Rain at the Empire Theatre next week, is doing the whole caboodle live.
The saxophones include James Moody, Jimmy Heath and Antonio Hart, the trumpets feature Randy Brecker and Claudio Roditi, Steve Davis is among the trombones, Mulgrew Miller is on piano, the whole caboodle is under the direction of Slide Hampton and the special guest is Roy Hargrove.