everything but the kitchen sink

Everything but the kitchen sink
If people include everything but the kitchen sink, they include every possibility, regardless of whether they are useful.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • (everything but) the kitchen sink — humorous phrase nearly everything that you own Thesaurus: general words for possessionssynonym everything and including everythingsynonym Main entry: kitchen …   Useful english dictionary

  • everything but the kitchen sink — informal, humorous everything imaginable * * * everything but the kitchen ˈsink idiom (informal, humorous) a very large number of things, probably more than is necessary • We seem to take everything but the kitche …   Useful english dictionary

  • everything but the kitchen sink — noun Almost everything, whether needed or not. She must have brought everything but the kitchen sink along on the trip, and how she lifted her suitcase, I do not know. Syn: everything under the sun, with the whole lot …   Wiktionary

  • everything but the kitchen sink — almost everything, the whole works    We put everything in his truck, everything but the kitchen sink! …   English idioms

  • everything but the kitchen sink — humorous a lot of different things, many of which you do not need. We were only going away for the weekend, but Jack insisted on taking everything but the kitchen sink …   New idioms dictionary

  • everything but the kitchen sink — large number of miscellaneous objects or items (e.g. I have got everthing but the kitchen sink in my purse ) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Everything but the kitchen sink — large number of miscellaneous items …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • everything but the kitchen sink — Australian Slang large number of miscellaneous items …   English dialects glossary

  • everything but the kitchen sink —  A large quantity of miscellaneous objects …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • kitchen sink — attested by 1824. Phrase everything but (or and ) the kitchen sink is 1944, from World War II armed forces slang, in reference to intense bombardment. Out for blood, our Navy throws everything but the kitchen sink at Jap vessels, warships and… …   Etymology dictionary

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