the whole enchilada


US, informal
: 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.

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“The whole enchilada.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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