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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
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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

BRITISH, AMERICAN or

the whole kit and caboodle

BRITISH
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
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the ˌwhole caˈboodle

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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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And no more schnapps, mind, until we're clear of the whole kit and caboodle."
The Summit Refuge is dual trekking pole supported so the whole kit and caboodle weighs less than two pounds!
And 24 Hours in A&E (Channel 4) is just the show to demonstrate how scarily fragile the whole kit and caboodle of existence can be sometimes.
And 24 Hours in A&E (Channel 4) is just the show to demonstrate just how scarily fragile the whole kit and caboodle of existence can be sometimes.
And yet the whole kit and caboodle only raised the price of my car by just over PS2000.
Gutters that have an inadequate number of brackets to hold them in place, coupled with down pipes held at the top by the gutter outlet, will be evident even in snow but even more so when the weight of the snow sliding down the roof pulls the whole kit and caboodle off the wall.
I cannot see any one among the whole kit and caboodle at the Palace of Yes Minister looking remotely capable of achieving either goal.
And where spray foam is usually hidden or its excess cut away, here it forms two rosebuds of sorts that keep the whole kit and caboodle from toppling over.
We know a lot of people who, while certainly enjoying the holidays, really are done with the whole kit and caboodle come New Year's.
If it winds up taking you three days to trim out the basement, you could have bought the whole kit and caboodle for less than the rental cost.
But at a standard Saturday meeting, the bulk of the crowd will consist of occasional racegoers who are also occasional football spectators and occasional cricket spectators etc, and while it's not feasible to have a big screen at Old Trafford or Lord's showing the 4.25 from Haydock Park, racing's stop-start nature lends itself perfectly to combining the whole kit and caboodle without detracting from the on-course experience.
The easiest way to find the set up you're looking for is to buy another MAS 49/56 with the whole kit and caboodle on it.
Instead, the nation's watch keepers, sentinels and full-time alarmists should start saying things like: "Researchers report that sleep deprivation is now costing the American economy a ton of money." Or, "Illegal downloads of music are now costing the music industry a pretty penny." Or, "Spam is resulting in more annual lost productivity than you can shake a stick at it." Finally, "If we don't do something about our imperiled social security system, retirees could lose the whole kit and caboodle."
Under this alternative, the Court disappoints and confuses everyone and throws the whole kit and caboodle mess back to the state legislatures.