the whole shooting match

the whole shooting match

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 shooting match.
See also: match, shoot, whole
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the whole shooting match

mainly BRITISH
If you say the whole shooting match, you mean all or every part of something. The head of this division runs the whole shooting match. She manages projects, devises campaigns, hires, fires, and a hundred other things. I filled in my organ donor card, ticking the whole shooting match, from kidneys to liver. Note: This may be a reference to someone winning all the prizes in a shooting contest.
See also: match, shoot, whole
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

the whole shooting match

everything. informal
1989 Patrick O'Brian The Thirteen Gun Salute I have seen all the great houses brought down, Coutts, Drummonds, Hoares, the whole shooting match.
See also: match, shoot, whole
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the ˌwhole ˈshooting match

(British English, informal) everything, or a situation which includes everything: The whole shooting match is being computerized, which should significantly reduce delays.
See also: match, shoot, whole
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

the whole shooting match

verb
See also: match, shoot, whole
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Which means I'd give the whole shooting match just to be back where I was before I quit sleeping under the stars and come into the hen-coops
Personally, I fell out of love with the whole shooting match when eventer Zara Phillips lifted the crown 12 years ago.
That really is what the whole shooting match is all about.
Yet this instance, in particular, will have lawyers sniffing blood and threatening the whole shooting match.
The Premier League is the place to go in, and I will be assisting Kevin McDonald, Tim and the whole shooting match.
The big players in the Vegas hotel scene call themselves 'resorts' because they offer the whole shooting match. You could spend all day and every day exploring the Grand and enjoying the huge pool complex.
It is also an American expression that has the same meaning as these expressions which you may already be familiar with: "the whole nine yards," "the whole shooting match," "the whole megillah" and "the whole ball of wax."
But joyous as it was to be at Aintree, it was taxing on elderly folk to spend the Friday night in a suite at the hotel that used to be called Atlantic Tower, when you can watch the whole shooting match on television in the sitting-room.
It is hard to know who was hurting most - Argentina because as hosts they expected to win the whole shooting match or Brazil, who were hoping to start taking the first steps to building the team that will win the World Cup in 2014 (which will be played on their soil).
He's trending on Twitter!!" Look, I enjoyed the whole shooting match and whatever your views on the monarchy, it gave Britain a boost in pretty grim times.
Since September of last year, CNN Worldwide topper Jim Walton has been hunting for an exec to fill a new position at the Turner news org: managing editor of the whole shooting match. It's the most senior editorial job CNN has ever had.
Everybody's there, from the companies making the big smelting furnaces that melt silicon and grow it into ingots, through cell manufacturing equipment people like us, the panel manufacturing and assembly equipment suppliers, the firms that make the fixtures that you bolt to your roof to house the panels, the panel installation equipment suppliers themselves, right through to the guys who provide the ladders and cherry-pickers for getting the whole shooting match up onto your roof.
That's right, for less than the price of a handful of pick 'n' mix, you could buy the whole shooting match including some of the best High Street shop-fronts in the land.
Think of the money saved in council tax if they scrapped the whole shooting match.