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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, whole

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.
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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

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

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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So Coker paid Central Bank and Capitol One and filed suit to recover the whole caboodle.
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So, Here's to RUGS, the wee, the big, the bigger In castles, mansions grand and cottage small We'll lift our tea-cups, toast the whole caboodle The Wool, the Craft, the Workers, Bless them all!!
"They finally decided to give the whole caboodle to the grocery buyer, feeling they had to find one person to head up the category."
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Even if only a couple of friends pop around for a bite to eat, it means you can comfortably accommodate plates, dishes, wine and water glasses, whole caboodle tucks away neatly once the meal is finished.
They have an executive secretary, chief legal counsel, solicitor-general, justice secretary, and a whole caboodle of lawyers to back them up on legal issues.
A friend told her who he was, but April said: "Having known the Beatles, The Who, the Rolling Stones and the whole caboodle, I was never really interested in any of that.
But he added: "Fergie is obviously the whole caboodle with manmanagement and things like that.
They also ensure they are fully kitted out with the whole caboodle of equipment young children need: highchairs, cots, booster seats, potties, changing mats, blender, sterilisers, plastic plates and cups ...
The whole caboodle then moved to Newcastle, lured by a contribution from Northern Film & Media towards the total budget, which Lisa Marie Russo asserted was "under pounds 500,000".
And now, thanks to the whim of a banker, we have one of the best uses of an egg ever; soft yeasty muffins, sweet ham, perfectly poached eggs and a creamy Hollandaise sauce with just enough vinegary acidity to crown the whole caboodle nicely.
"I pour stock over the vegetables and put the turkey on top and then wrap the whole caboodle in foil, the tray and everything.
Not the turkeys themselves perhaps (though they are pretty damn good in their own right) but the whole caboodle. Sausages and bacon...