the whole shooting match

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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

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

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

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

the whole shooting match

verb
See also: match, shoot, whole
References in classic literature ?
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
It may be asking a bit much for either of them to actually win the whole shooting match and they have been bombed out of Super Rugby for a reason, but South African teams are rarely a soft touch and as they adapt they will become more difficult to beat.
This time there were 180 seconds left on the clock, but he was almost on the halfway line, knowing a miss would cost the Lions the whole shooting match.
This go around there were 180 b t as seconds left on the clock but he was almost on the halfway line knowing a miss would cost the Lions the whole shooting match.
That really is what the whole shooting match is all about.
But four-hour media days, getting our new suits, getting pictures taken everywhere, with the staff from the hotel, on the steps of the plane, the whole shooting match, it's a lot.
The Premier League is the place to go in, and I will be assisting Kevin McDonald, Tim and the whole shooting match.
The whole shooting match was closed down because the council withdrew funding.
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.
It happens, and every time they do an army of thumb-twiddling scribes grabs the opportunity to overanalyse the whole shooting match.
SUPER LEAGUE XVII has turned out to be a strange old competition and the first two departures from the play-offs sum up just how odd the whole shooting match has been.
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.
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.
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.