everything but the kitchen sink

noun phrase

Definition of everything but the kitchen sink

: an extremely large number of things When he goes on vacation he takes along everything but the kitchen sink.

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“Everything but the kitchen sink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/everything%20but%20the%20kitchen%20sink. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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