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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
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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
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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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