the whole enchilada

noun

Definition of 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20whole%20enchilada. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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