the whole bit

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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

All the related elements of something. Typically used to indicate that something is or will be done completely or fully, without mentioning all of the specifics. I want a traditional wedding, with the cake, the dress—the whole bit.
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I've only seen episode one, and there's a whole bit...
As for Musk, he said, "Here's a guy building an American car in America using American labor and paying them a union wage -- the whole bit. Why are you not rooting for it to be successful?
The best response to a heckle is almost always to remind them that there's a whole bit in my show where I talk about being hard of hearing and being a lipreader and wearing hearing aids and using subtitles.
'Shooting that whole bit allowed the cast to hang out and get together.
"There were about 300 Scotland fans looking up and giving him the full get-it-rightup-ye gestures, full tribal, giving plenty of the whole bit. I remember Ryan Giggs alongside us, just perplexed by the scene!
I love to serve people and whole bit but to do that thing is something unique," Ward said.
It's dealing with that whole environment of there being a film crew there and it's learning to manage that whole bit before someone says 'Action'."
The journal continues, "It is for GOOD (my caps) readers who like satire, and love exceedingly imaginative and clever fantasy." Just like Poetry, the Library Journal idolizes creativity, and only the "good" can appreciate "Wicked." The book now has a cult following with lesson plans and the whole bit.
The project can be improved using a better version of software and run the simulation for the whole bit instead of just on a single cutter.
"This one has been painted and completely restored with an umbrella and the whole bit. It has a new engine, new belts and the busted-up sheet metal parts we remade."
This was no ordinary tour bus: I'm talking 12 bunks, two lounges, flat-screen TV, cable, Internet, bathroom--the whole bit. Luxury.
There is a whole bit about gender neutralisation and also racism but done in an intelligent manner, so as not to come off as being overtly preachy, if not a tad satirical.