the whole enchilada

Definition of the whole enchilada

US, informal

  1. :  the entire thing :  everything The celebration included music, food, fireworks—the whole enchilada. The team has a good chance in the playoffs and may win the whole enchilada this year.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  free of wound or injury :  unhurt

    :  recovered from a wound or injury :  restored

    :  being healed

  1. :  a complete amount or sum :  a number, aggregate, or totality lacking no part, member, or element

    :  something constituting a complex unity :  a coherent system or organization of parts fitting or working together as one

  1. :  wholly, entirely

    :  as a complete entity

  1. :  a usually corn tortilla rolled around a savory mixture, covered with chili sauce, and usually baked

    :  schmear, ball of wax

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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