the whole shebang


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the whole shebang

The entirety of something, including all things related to it. While I'm in London, I want to see Big Ben, the palace, the whole shebang.
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whole shebang

everything; the whole thing. Mary's all set to give a fancy dinner party. She's got a fine tablecloth, good crystal, and silverware, the whole shebang. How much do you want for the whole shebang?
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whole shebang

Also, whole shooting match. See whole ball of wax.
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the whole shebang

INFORMAL
The whole shebang is every part of something. It was while at the Mad House that Nancy met the man in charge of the whole shebang, Colonel Maurice Buckmaster. You get to dress up: bow tie, fancy shirt, tails, the whole shebang.
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the ˌwhole sheˈbang

(informal) the whole thing; everything: It’s not just a computer we need. We’re going to have to get a printer, a scanner, a CD-writer, the whole shebang.
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the whole shebang

and the whole shooting match (...ʃəˈbæŋ)
n. the whole affair; everything and everyone. (Folksy.) The whole shebang is just about washed up. The boss put an end to the whole shooting match.
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whole shebang, the

The entire structure; the whole business and everything connected with it. The precise meaning of shebang in this phrase has been lost. It dates from mid-nineteenth century America, when it denoted a hut or shack, which makes no sense in the current cliché. Bret Harte used it: “That don’t fetch me even of [sic] he’d chartered the whole shebang” (“The Story of a Mine,” 1877). An alliterative synonym is the whole shooting match (also put as the whole shoot). Originally this meant a shooting competition, a usage dating from the mid-1700s. The addition of whole and the figurative meaning are much newer, dating from the 1900s. Also see kit and caboodle.
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the cards that were given them; and Luck, the monstrous, mad-god thing, the owner of the whole shebang, looked on and grinned.
Whatever Mr Williamson's role was in the whole shebang, he's clearly someone to have onside if you want to win.
Whatever the case, we can all pick up a few tips - if we're not already feeling superior about the whole shebang.
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And the whole shebang's 18million square feet of commercial and residential space should be done by 2024.
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The whole shebang of widening/extension is to promise a fatigue-free, signal-free and hassle-free commute to those lucky people who dwell in DHA, Bahria, Naval Anchorage, River Garden and other housing societies situated along it.
THE World Cup is upon us and the big question is who is going to win the whole shebang.
If you go for them, go the whole shebang. It looks very odd from outside to see one or two windows with shutters and the rest not.
But if going commando is a step too far then the Shibue will ensure they don't show the whole shebang. It's a tiny triangle of glue-on fabric There's also a "C-string"(pictured) which seems to be fashioned from half a pantyliner and a pipe cleaner.
As the editorial clearly hinted, he should have, early on, grabbed the bull by the horn, so to speak, before the whole shebang reaches that point exactly when the public is making up their mind as to whom to entrust their sacred vote?
However, she beat tough rugby fella Mike Tindall and even tougher Olympic athlete Dame Kelly Holmes in the final to win the whole shebang, so this girl is made of strong stuff.
ThE x fACTOR f IT hasn't exactly been a vintage year when it comes to acts but the whole shebang comes to a head this weekend.
THE X FACTOR IT hasn't exactly been a vintage year when it comes to acts but the whole shebang comes to a head this weekend.
The Bairds throw their doors open for Beth's unpredictable sister Caroline, their son and his outlandish partner, friends Colin and Cathy, and their Norwegian neighbours Henning and Nina - who must be slightly bewildered by the whole shebang. Who knows, if it goes down a treat, maybe we'll see the gang back for a full-length series in the future.