the whole (something) bit
Some element, aspect, or characteristic of someone or something, especially that one dislikes or disapproves of. It was a well paying job, but I could never get used to the whole customer relations bit that went along with it. I know he's talented, but I don't buy the whole starving-artist bit he puts on.
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the (whole)... bit(informal, disapproving) behaviour or ideas that are typical of a particular group, type of person or activity: She couldn’t accept the whole drug-culture bit.
See also: bit
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